– Share of state experiencing drought conditions (20-year average): 56,367 sq. mi. (58.2% of land area); 1,576,674 people (41.2% of population)— Moderate drought: 36,642 sq. mi. (37.8% of land area); 840,939 people (22.0% of population)— Severe drought: 20,434 sq. mi. (21.1% of land area); 400,583 people (10.5% of population)— Extreme drought: 6,480 sq. mi. (6.7% of land area); 66,961 people (1.7% of population)— Exceptional drought: 109 sq. mi. (0.1% of land area); 287 peopleAs the final portion of this list reveals, the West suffered the worst ravages of drought in the country on average over 20 years, and continues to suffer the most today—and Oregon is no exception. Much of Oregon is suffering at least abnormally dry conditions (80.7%), with 67.3% seeing moderate drought, 44% experiencing severe drought, and 12.5% dealing with extreme drought.