Drought Status & Information

Current Conditions

 Durham's current status: Moderate Drought
NC Map of Drought Conditions
Drought Map Legend

Drought History

Our region has suffered from measurable drought conditions on 3 different occasions (2002, 2005, and 2007-2008) between 2000 - 2010. Below is graphical data detailing demand and consumption information for the period of 2000-2009. Demand figures in the graphs are displayed in million gallons per day (MGD). Included is the reduction in demand that was obtained through the issuance of varying levels of water restrictions. Restriction stages were changed in June 2009 with the adoption of the Year-Round Water Efficiency Ordinance.