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Build drought resilience with ideas from the Heartland Native Plant Summit

Aug 18, 2016

Lauritzen Gardens, along with partners at the National Drought Mitigation Center and University of Nebraska Omaha's Center for Urban Sustainability, will host the Heartland Native Plant Summit on Oct. 5 and 6 at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. Periodic drought is a part of life in America's Heartland, putting a strain on the plantings that enhance our residential, commercial and community landscapes. The Heartland Native Plant Summit will explore innovative ways native plants can be used to craft landscapes that are beautiful, sustainable, and naturally resilient to drought. Early registration is a good idea. Learn more and register online. 



U.S. Virgin Islands to be included in Drought Monitor

Aug 15, 2016
dwindling Virgin Islands pond
A forum to explore including the U.S. Virgin Islands in the U.S. Drought Monitor will be August 30 and 31 on St. Croix, with a video link to St. Thomas. The NDMC and U.S. Department of Agriculture are working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, and the Virgin Islands Terrestrial Emergency Management Agency are hosting the forum. It is open to local agencies, farmers, researchers, students and weather enthusiasts. Register now to receive free refreshments and lunches.
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July 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought now found in most regions of the country

Aug 11, 2016

Drought expanded and intensified in nearly all regions of the country in July, with 21.12 percent of the contiguous United States in drought on August 2, compared to 16.18 percent at the end of June. Read the July Drought and Impact Summary.

 



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