Wednesday, November 25, 2015

National Drought Mitigation Center

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Please join us for a reception, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, 5-7 p.m. at the International Quilt Museum, 33rd and Holdrege streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. RSVP by Friday, Dec. 4, at


NDMC has much to celebrate

Nov 13, 2015
The National Drought Mitigation Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 5-7 p.m., Dec. 8 at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at 33rd and Holdrege streets. RSVPs are requested by Dec. 4 at
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Oct. Drought & Impact Summary: Rains end southern drought; CA & West contending with long-term impacts

Nov 6, 2015
The NDMC's October 2015 Drought and Impact Summary says drought is mostly unchanged over the western United States, with four years of drought leading to serious ongoing impacts in California. Residents and municipalities continued to cope with state-mandated conservation. Agricultural land was fallowed at twice the usual rate, the state asked the feds for help dealing with dead and dying trees, and salmon faced starkly diminished odds of survival and reproduction. On the upside, monarch butterflies were thriving on drought-tolerant milkweed. The flash drought that emerged in late summer in East Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley led to increased fire risk. Flooding rains at the end of October greatly eased drought in that region. Read the full report.

Two-week US Drought Monitor change was big but not biggest

Nov 5, 2015

Given the massive, two-week improvements across the South from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3, 2015, U.S. Drought Monitor author Brad Rippey looked at the change in the proportion of D1-D4, D2-D4, and D3-D4 for all two-week time periods. He found that the recent two-week interval didn’t set any all-time records, but broke into the top five in all three categories. Wet spells in autumn 2000, 2007, and 2013 kept the recent improvements just off the top of the charts.
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National Drought Mitigation Center
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
fax: (402) 472–2946

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