Friday, October 24, 2014

National Drought Mitigation Center

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Nov. 7 workshop at UC Davis to look at US Drought Monitor and California ranching

Learn about the U.S. Drought Monitor, what it means for ranchers in California, and how local experience and information can inform drought-mapping. A workshop and webinar on Friday, Nov. 7 at the University of California-Davis will answer these questions and also provide information about drought impacts on ranchers, and feeding strategies to help cope with drought. The NDMC’s Brian Fuchs will describe how information gets into the U.S. Drought Monitor process. For more information or to register, please visit the workshop page or contact Tracy Schohr at tkschohr@ucdavis.edu or (916)716-2643.

Nov. 4 webinar: Do extreme events cause a shift in climate change beliefs?

Tune in at noon Eastern time on Nov. 4 to learn about the results of a study on the 2012 Midwestern U.S. drought and agriculture, presented by Dr. Stuart Carlton, Texas Sea Grant/Texas A&M University at Galveston, brought to you by our collaborators, Useful to Useable. Learn more: http://tinyurl.com/U2Uwebinar

NDMC News

US Crop Production report shows drought's effect on CA ag

Oct 16, 2014

Analysis of the U.S. Crop Production report released Oct. 10 confirms that ongoing drought in California is reducing agricultural production, said Brad Rippey, a meteorologist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Chief Economist. “Although this list is far from complete, and does not include many specialty crops, it’s obvious that the drought is having an effect on agricultural output mainly due to lower planted and harvested acreage,” he said.

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Community Capitals Framework Institute to feature public health and hazard resilience

Oct 8, 2014
Public health and hazard resiliency will be featured at the 2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute, Nov. 5-7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Registration is now open.
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Overview of drought, impacts for September 2014 identifies many issues with water supply and response

Oct 7, 2014

The National Drought Mitigation Center’s September 2014 Drought and Impact Summary is now available. September saw drought ease in the Southern Tier and begin appearing in small patches in New England. Long-term drought in California and parts of Texas focused attention on water-supply issues large and small.

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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3310 Holdrege Street
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Lincoln, NE 68583–0988

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phone: (402) 472–6707
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