Monday, April 24, 2017

National Drought Mitigation Center


April Dry Horizons features CDC data

Apr 21, 2017
The April edition of Dry Horizons features the Center for Disease Control, which released ready-to-use drought datasets: The Palmer Drought Severity Index, the Standard Precipitation Index, and the Standard Precipitation and Evaportranspiration Index, computed for each county in the country by month, from 2000 to present. Access helps make drought analysis easier.

Also in this edition:
  • The Nature Conservancy touts precision agriculture; and
  • The NDMC is seeking help in shaping the next generation of drought tools.

Read the edition here.

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March 2017 Drought and Impact Summary: Midwest, South, Southeast see improvement

Apr 12, 2017
Drought conditions improved in the Midwest, South, and Southeast. At the end of March, 9.83 percent of the contiguous United States was in drought, compared to 14.94 percent at the beginning of the month.
Read the March Drought and Impact Summary.


Survey finds drought info leads to better decisions

Apr 5, 2017

survey factsheet
Information from regional Drought Early Warning Systems helped people make better decisions in many sectors, including construction, fish production, and agriculture. A recent survey assessed the value of drought and climate-related webinars and quarterly climate summaries produced for decision-makers in the Midwest and Missouri River Drought Early Warning Systems and in the Great Lakes Basin. The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln led the survey, which was funded by the National Integrated Drought Information System. “We appreciate the feedback from the people who read the reports and view the webinars.  It helps us understand specific information needs and decision-making contexts, and ultimately keep improving the services,” said Tonya Haigh, NDMC project manager and leader of the evaluation. The climate summaries, webinars and survey results are online.

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