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February 2018 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought expands, persists in Southwest and southern Plains

March 11, 2018

Parts of western Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas, the Texas Panhandle, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah were in extreme drought at the end of February. Conditions improved in the Midwest, Ozarks, mid-South, northern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle.

Texas state climatologist to discuss drought in southern Plains

March 7, 2018

Responding to the severity of drought conditions across the southern High Plains, drought and climate experts are organizing a series of webinars on conditions, impacts and outlooks. The first will be March 16, 11-noon central time, featuring John Neilsen-Gammon, Texas state climatologist. He will focus on drought in Kansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, and will take questions at the end. The webinar is free but registration is necessary. 

Svoboda named to United Nations Science and Policy Advisory Group

March 6, 2018

NDMC director Mark Svoboda was recently named to the Science-Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. He is one of 10 independent scientists selected to provide scientific guidance for development of drought management and mitigation policy focused on ecosystem resiliency and human well-being.

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