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Drought-Riskiest Cities - Full Ranking

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Rank Metro Area Sperling Drought Index Recent trend
  Extreme Drought    
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 127.3 Little change
2 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 127.3 Little change
3 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 126.9 Little change
4 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 126.5 Little change
5 Salt Lake City, UT 123.7 Slight increase
6 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro, TN 122.3 Moderate increase
7 Chattanooga, TN-GA 121 Slight increase
8 Birmingham-Hoover, AL 120.9 Slight increase
9 Greenville, SC 120.8 Moderate increase
       
  Severe Drought    
10 Knoxville, TN 119.8 Moderate increase
11 Jacksonville, FL 119.7 Little change
12 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 119 Moderate increase
13 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 118.6 Major increase
14 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 118.2 Little change
15 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 118.2 Little change
16 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 118.2 Little change
17 Raleigh-Cary, NC 117.8 Major increase
18 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 117.7 Major increase
19 Greensboro-High Point, NC 117.3 Major increase
20 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 116.5 Slight increase
21 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 116.4 Little change
22 Columbia, SC 116.3 Moderate increase
23 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 116.3 Little change
24 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 115.4 Moderate increase
25 Lakeland, FL 115.4 Little change
26 Bakersfield, CA 115.2 Slight decrease
27 Tucson, AZ 115 Little change
       
  Moderate Drought    
28 Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 114.7 Little change
29 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 114.6 Moderate decrease
30 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 113.9 Major increase
31 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 113.7 Little change
32 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 113.5 Moderate increase
33 Memphis, TN-MS-AR 113.2 Little change
34 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 112.2 Little change
35 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 112 Little change
36 Charleston-North Charleston, SC 111.8 Slight increase
37 Baltimore-Towson, MD 111.7 Moderate increase
38 Fresno, CA 111.5 Moderate decrease
39 Modesto, CA 111.5 Moderate decrease
40 Stockton, CA 111.5 Moderate decrease
41 St. Louis, MO-IL 111.1 Moderate increase
42 Louisville, KY-IN 110.4 Major increase
       
  Mild Drought    
43 Jackson, MS 108.9 Moderate decrease
44 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 108.1 Moderate increase
45 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 107.8 Major increase
46 Boise City-Nampa, ID 107.6 Major increase
47 Richmond, VA 107.6 Major increase
48 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 107 Moderate decrease
49 Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 106.4 Little change
50 Dayton, OH 105.8 Major increase
51 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 105.2 Little change
52 Honolulu, HI 105 Slight increase
       
  Temporary Dry Spell    
53 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 104.4 Major increase
54 Rochester, NY 104.4 Major increase
55 Indianapolis, IN 103.7 Major increase
56 Columbus, OH 103.4 Major increase
57 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 102.8 Major increase
58 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 102.6 Moderate decrease
       
  Near Normal    
59 Baton Rouge, LA 102.4 Moderate decrease
60 Kansas City, MO-KS 101.4 Moderate increase
61 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 101.2 Major increase
62 New Haven-Milford, CT 101 Major increase
63 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100.7 Major increase
64 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 100.1 Major increase
65 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 100 Moderate decrease
66 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 97.8 Moderate increase
       
  Temporary Wet Spell    
67 Pittsburgh, PA 96.1 Slight increase
       
  Mildly Wet    
68 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 94.7 Slight increase
69 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 94.3 Slight increase
70 Lancaster, PA 93.5 Moderate increase
71 Springfield, MA 92.6 Moderate increase
72 Worcester, MA 92.4 Moderate increase
73 Syracuse, NY 92.2 Moderate increase
74 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 91.7 Major increase
75 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 91.5 Slight increase
76 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 91.4 Moderate increase
77 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 90.8 Little change
       
  Moderately Wet    
78 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 89.3 Slight increase
79 Akron, OH 88.2 Moderate increase
80 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 88.2 Moderate increase
81 Colorado Springs, CO 87.7 Slight increase
82 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 87.5 Slight decrease
83 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 87.3 Moderate increase
84 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 86.9 Major decrease
85 Denver-Aurora, CO1 86.6 Slight increase
86 Tulsa, OK 86.2 Major decrease
87 Madison, WI 85.1 Slight decrease
       
  Very Wet    
88 Toledo, OH 84.5 Little change
89 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 84.2 Moderate increase
90 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 84 Little change
91 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 83.5 Moderate increase
92 Albuquerque, NM 82.5 Moderate increase
93 Des Moines, IA 82.5 Slight increase
94 Wichita, KS 82.4 Slight decrease
95 El Paso, TX 82 Slight decrease
       
  Extremely Wet    
96 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 77.1 Major decrease
97 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 71.5 Major decrease
98 Austin-Round Rock, TX 70.3 Major decrease
99 San Antonio, TX 69.5 Major decrease
100 Oklahoma City, OK 68.4 Major decrease