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Drought Watch

Due to the extraordinary circumstances caused by COVID-19, it is anticipated that the delivery of services will take longer than the published service standard.

Drought Watch provides timely information on weather and climate relevant to the agricultural sector in Canada. Find current and historic weather and climate conditions, view impacts to agriculture, find information on livestock tax deferrals and learn about ways to help manage your farm during drought conditions.

Services and information

Agroclimate Maps
Find hundreds of maps that show current and historic precipitation and temperature levels, and more.

Agroclimate National Risk Report
View the latest on agroclimate conditions, risks and impacts across Canada.

Canadian Drought Monitor
View the extent and intensity of drought across Canada using a variety of interactive tools. For example, see current and historic conditions across time.

Satellite Soil Moisture
View soil moisture levels across Canada to see where conditions are wetter or drier than normal. Historical soil moisture maps and data are also available.

Agroclimate Impact Reporter
View the impacts of weather and climate on agriculture. Report on how conditions are affecting your farm.

Submit Impacts

Livestock Tax Deferral Provision
View a map and list of areas currently eligible by year. Learn more about the livestock tax deferral provision.

Extreme Weather Indices
View daily and weekly forecast maps of agriculture-specific extreme weather indices, download data, and more.

Canadian Crop Metrics
Maps and tools for in-season crop assessment and yield forecasts.

Evaporative Stress Index
Maps and data of calculated plant water stress across Canada.

Vegetation Drought Response Index
Maps of satellite drought stress on vegetation across Canada.

Managing Agroclimate Risk
Read about how to prepare for and manage crops, livestock and land during drought conditions.

Related Links
Find additional resources for agroclimate monitoring, analysis and forecasting.

Annual Review of Agroclimate Conditions Across Canada
Access archived annual reports from 2013 to 2017.

Contact information

For more information on Drought Watch, please contact us by email at, or by phone at:

TDD/TTY: 613-773-2600

For media enquiries, please contact Media Relations.

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