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NU agencies lead project to help MENA region respond to drought

Jul 12, 2016
Composite Drought Index for Middle East and North Africa region

Three organizations at the University of Nebraska, including the National Drought Mitigation Center, are co-leading a $4 million research effort with the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. The project is designed to help the Middle East and North Africa region balance water consumption and increase agricultural productivity, with a focus on drought management.
Participating NU centers are: the NDMC, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute and the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies.

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June 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought expands, edges into northern Plains, Northeast, and Southeast

Jul 11, 2016

Drought expanded and intensified during June, accompanied by above-normal temperatures. By the end of the month, more than 80 million people were affected by drought, compared to 54 million at the beginning of June. Read the June Drought and Impact Summary.

 



U.S. drought coverage increases in June 2016

Jul 7, 2016
During the 5-week period ending July 5, 2016, contiguous U.S. drought coverage increased 5.04 percentage points, from 12.73 to 17.77 percent. Short-term drought has emerged in several areas, including the interior Southeast and from the lower Great Lakes region into the Northeast. Although corn and soybean production areas saw an increase in drought, U.S. crops overall are mostly faring well.
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