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March Drought & Impacts Overview: Drought expands in Midwest, intensifies in West; impacts mounting in CA, TX & West

Apr 14, 2015

Drought conditions spread in the Upper Midwest and intensified over the West during March. California is tightening water restrictions in anticipation of a fourth drought year. Many ski resorts in the West were closing early due to lack of snow, and lack of water was reducing fish populations in parts of California. Looking ahead, observers anticipate reductions in some agricultural production due to curtailed irrigation water in California and New Mexico, as well as a long, intense fire season in drought-affected areas.

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Intermountain West, Great Plains, upper Midwest see development, expansion of drought

Apr 2, 2015

March featured warmer- and drier-than-normal weather in most areas from California to the Great Plains and upper Midwest. As a result, drought development or expansion was noted in a broad area covering the Intermountain West, Great Plains, and upper Midwest.

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Researchers collaborate with Morocco on state-of-the-art satellite-based drought index

Mar 20, 2015

Morocco will have one of the world’s first drought early warning systems that integrates several remotely sensed data sets from NASA and other U.S. agencies into a composite agricultural drought indicator. The new Moroccan Composite Drought Index (MCDI) was developed with backing from the World Bank and with technical assistance from the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) and Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT), both based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and from the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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Lincoln, NE 68583–0988

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