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by US Forest Service Wildland Fire Assessment System and US Geological Survey

This map shows how green -- and therefore how healthy -- vegetation was this June compared to the average greenness of vegetation for the same time of year. The brownish orange areas are significantly less green than they have been in the past -- a good indicator of drought and potential fire danger. In the wetter areas, the dark green patches show healthier vegetation

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