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South Korea delegation learns about drought

Oct 5, 2015

The National Drought Mitigation Center and the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln welcomed a delegation from South Korea Aug. 27-28. The visitors came to learn about managing for mid- and short-term droughts. Won-Ho Nam, an NDMC post-doctoral researcher who helped organize their visit, said they were particularly interested in how state and local governments, water management organizations, stakeholders and farmers can mitigate drought; working with farmers during drought; inter-departmental and inter-agency cooperation; and public outreach and education related to drought.
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Cost-benefit analysis can help utilities manage drought proactively

Oct 5, 2015

A new report reviews how a cost-benefit analysis may be used in drought planning and the challenges that drinking water utilities face in implementing drought management practices. It includes an example cost-benefit analysis for a hypothetical utility, case studies describing utilities’ experiences with drought, and general information about how drought affects utilities.
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U.S. Crops in Drought for Sept. 2015: Entrenched drought affecting rangeland and pastures in WA, OR, CA

Oct 5, 2015

During the four-week period ending on Sept. 29, 2015, contiguous U.S. drought coverage increased to 31.36 percent—an increase of nearly one (0.93) percentage point. By Sept. 29, Washington led the nation with 75 percent of its rangeland and pastures rated very poor to poor, followed by Oregon (67 percent) and California (65 percent).

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

819 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
P.O. Box 830988
Lincoln, NE 68583–0988

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phone: (402) 472–6707
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