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September 2017 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought Improves over northern Plains

October 12, 2017

During September, drought worsened over parts of the central and eastern United States, but improved over much of the northern Plains. The number of people affected by drought increased from 17.7 million at the beginning of the month to 30.6 million at the end.


US Drought Monitor es en EspaƱol

September 28, 2017

El mapa nacional y la narración del Monitor de Sequía (US Drought Monitor) ahora están disponibles también en español. De este modo, y de acuerdo con los esfuerzos del US Department of Agriculture, intentamos ser más inclusivos con la población que recibe menos servicios, incluyendo a los agricultores hispanohablantes.

The US Drought Monitor national map and narrative are now available in Spanish, in keeping with the US Department of Agriculture’s effort to better engage underserved populations, including Spanish-speaking agricultural producers.


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.


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