Combined Drought Indicator

Combined Drought Indicator (CDI) - the most detailed conditions information available for NSW primary producers.

Welcome to the DPI Combined Drought Indicator. This interactive tool provides more detailed seasonal conditions information than ever before. This data will be used to inform policy and Government responses to changing seasonal conditions, including drought. Theses maps are not however used in determining eligibility for assistance measures offered by the NSW Government.

To continue to improve our data we encourage you to access Farm Tracker and complete seasonal conditions using this App.  Aside from your own use, reports collected by Farm Tracker provide a highly valuable source of ground truth information for DPI’s Drought Mapping Services.

DPI uses the CDI to track seasonal conditions through phases of:

The CDI comprises of four indicators:

  1. Using our interactive maps you can navigate to any parish in NSW to see which seasonal conditions phase that area experienced over time. You can also see each of the above index measurements for that area.
  2. Use interactive maps to explore the history of drought in NSW regions and to further explore the trends of individual indicators for each parish.

CDI = Combined Drought Indicator. RI = Rainfall Index. SWI = Soil Water Index. PGI = Pasture Growth Index. DDI = Drought Direction Index

NSW Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Western Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Murray Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Riverina Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Central West Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Central Tablelands Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

North West Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Northern Tablelands Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

South East Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Greater Sydney Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

Hunter Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.

North Coast Summary



For more information please refer to the NSW DPI State Seasonal Update.