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Dry Horizons: Stanford researchers develop portal visualizing drought response

September 21, 2017

The September edition of Dry Horizons features a new web portal designed by Stanford University researchers, who wanted to shine a light on how utilities across the state performed in response to the drought between 2014 and 2017. It was the worst drought in California’s history.

The goal? To keep the drought in people’s minds and highlight why “Californians must continue to be vigilant about conservation to enable a sustainable future,” said lead researcher Newsha Ajami, director of Urban Water Police at Stanford’s Water in the West program.


Drought center launches fresh look for USDM site

September 18, 2017

The National Drought Mitigation Center released on Monday the latest generation U.S. Drought Monitor website that improves usability and readability for its nearly 7 million-a-year viewers. The mobile-friendly site contains a new, larger drought monitor map, revised navigation and more data and information download options.

“The new site allows us to better serve our clients by offering more options and using the latest website technology available,” said Brian Fuchs, monitoring coordinator for the drought center. “Gathering information to help prepare for and mitigate drought should be easier than ever.”


New CoCoRaHS interactive map highlights dry, wet condition reports

September 11, 2017

A new nationwide map from our partners at the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network highlights observers’ accounts of dry and wet conditions. The map, summary charts and additional CoCoRaHS training materials were released on September 11, 2017.

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