Although the definition of a drought varies from location to location, a simple definition of the hazard is a prolonged period of dry weather due to a deficiency in precipitation. Drought is further defined as meteorological, agricultural, hydrological, and socioeconomic. Meteorological drought refers to a period of dry weather associated with lack of precipitation, agricultural drought refers to crop damage as a result of drought, hydrological drought refers to a drop in surface and groundwater levels as a result of drought, and socioeconomic drought refers to impacts on humans individually or collectively.