Giant sequoia groves continue to be mired in highest drought level

Groves remain in Exceptional Drought heading into wildfire season

sequoia drought map 6/23/22

The latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show that the drought situation in California’s giant sequoia range remains unchanged from when we last looked about a month ago. Nearly the entire range, 99.9%, falls under the most severe drought category, Exceptional Drought. This certainly increases concerns about wildfire, particularly the high-severity type that has taken a toll on the groves in the last few years.

drought chart 6/23

Sonia Morris, the League’s GIS manager, provided this analysis.

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