Canadian Drought Monitor

The Canadian Drought Monitor (CDM) is Canada's official source for the monitoring and reporting of drought in Canada. From this page you can access a variety of products and information about current drought conditions across the country.

Drought conditions as of August 31, 2021

Legend associating colours with the severity of drought conditions from no drought to extreme drought.

Download a high resolution map and narrative (PDF Version, 2.5 MB) suitable for printing


Current Drought Conditions
View an interactive map of current drought conditions across the country. Explore maps and narratives describing the drought conditions in each region of Canada.

Drought analysis
Visualize drought across Canada using a number of analysis tools including animations, side by side map comparisons, and change maps.

Canadian Drought Monitor application
Use the interactive application to explore and visualize drought conditions across Canada. Users are also able to add their own data to the application.

Historic drought maps and data (Open Data)
Browse through historic drought data and downloadable monthly maps showing the extent and intensity of drought across Canada.

About the Canadian Drought Monitor
Learn about the CDM and how drought is classified. Explore links to Canada's partners in continental drought monitoring.