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Tadesse’s drought risk management framework approved at African Drought Conference

Oct 24, 2016
Ministers present at the African Drought Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, approved NDMC climatologist Tsegaye Tadesse's drought risk management strategic framework proposal, “Drought Resilient and Prepared Africa," an ambitious effort to create drought plans for the entire African continent.
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Using CoCoRaHS observations to fine-tune drought maps

Oct 14, 2016

Carolinas CoCoRaHS map
Rebecca Ward, State Climate Office of North Carolina, describes how the state's Drought Management Advisory Council uses CoCoRaHS observations to assess drought conditions. In 2013, the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments team began cultivating a network within a network, CoCoRaHS volunteers who are specially trained to observe drought-related impacts in the Carolinas. As a result, there are more CoCoRaHS reports about drought in those states. In October 2016, working closely with the CISA team, CoCoRaHS added a scale bar to its condition monitoring reports, which most people expect will make them even more useful.

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September 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Pockets of dryness persist

Oct 12, 2016
Although overall drought in the continental United States declined slightly, from 19.51 to 19.44 percent, pockets of drought continue. Read the September Drought and Impact Summary.


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