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 Drought Status in Orange County:

Moderate Drought

Orange County is currently classified as being in a moderate drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Joint Agricultural Weather Facility and National Water and Climate Center), the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center, National Climatic Data Center, and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.  The NC Drought Monitoring Advisory Council (NCDMAC) has also classified Orange County as being abnormally dry.  The NCDMAC advises all water users in the counties that are indicated on the US Drought Monitor Map as suffering from moderate drought conditions to closely monitor their water supply source for diminished capacity and take precautions to prepare for worsening drought conditions.

  • Review and be prepared to implement your Water Shortage Response Plans at the appropriate time.
  • Participate, as appropriate, in regional and local coordination for the management of water resources.
  • Stay informed on drought conditions and advisories (


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