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Webinar: A look at drought in the Northern Plains

June 22, 2017

A recent webinar provided an update on the drought currently affecting the Northern Plains, specifically North Dakota and South Dakota, where large swaths of the state have been affected, and also Montana, where drought is encroaching further west each week. Watch it in full here.


  • NDMC: Regional Drought Update & the USDM | Open here
  • SDSU Extension: 2017 Northern Plains Drought | Open here

Dry Horizons: When will that drought end?

June 21, 2017

The June edition of Dry Horizons has been released. It features a new tool from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information that can help answer the question: How long is that drought likely to stick around? The Drought Termination and Amelioration pages are a customizable interface that provides information on amount of precipitation necessary to end a drought and the likelihood rain will fall, among other options. 

Hayes, Svoboda contribute to EU disaster risk management report

June 9, 2017

Knowing that natural and manmade disasters threaten millions of people each year and cost billions of dollars, the European Union has made disaster management a priority. A recent report, “Science for disaster risk management 2017: Knowing better and losing less,” hopes to illustrate what scientists know about these disasters, but also harness that knowledge to save lives and money through prevention.

National Drought Mitigation Center former director Mike Hayes and Director Mark Svoboda, both at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, contributed to the chapter dedicated to drought.

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