Drought Declarations


Based on the assessment of conditions and input from the Alabama Monitoring and Impact Group (MIG), OWR will issue or revise Drought Declarations that describe drought levels in accordance with the Plan in all areas of the State. These declarations shall consider both the intensity of drought conditions and the projected forecasts for the foreseeable future (generally up to 10 days) to help alert and educate water users, managers and stakeholders on the conditions in their geographic area. OWR shall issue Drought Declarations through publication on the OWR website and consider the need to publicize or distribute through other mechanisms to specific water systems, reservoir operators, and other users as needed and predicated by the level of drought conditions in a given area.


Current Drought Declaration

Drought Declaration


Previous Drought Declarations

Apr 2021 Drought Declaration

Mar 2021 Drought Declaration

Sep 2020 Drought Declaration

Jul 2020 Drought Declaration

Jun 2020 Drought Declaration

Feb 2020 Drought Declaration

Dec 2019 Drought Declaration