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November 2017 Drought and Impact Summary: Warm, dry conditions expand drought in southern United States

December 8, 2017

The area of the contiguous United States impacted by drought increased from 11.95 percent at the beginning of November to 21.14 percent at the end of the month. The number of people affected by drought increased from 26 million to just over 44 million.


Letting lawns go brown can preserve water for others during drought

December 7, 2017

People may assume drought always causes conflict between urban residents and farmers over water supplies. But a new study of Nebraska’s Platte River Basin finds that cities can ease tensions during drought by reducing their consumption and allowing other users, such as agriculture, to take priority.


Dry Horizons: Reducing drought damages on ag

November 15, 2017

The November edition of Dry Horizons featured an article from the Economic Research Services in which the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed drought poses the most significant risk to agriculture production and income nationally. It is a greater risk than flooding, early frosts or pests, and yet, many conservation policies already in place may help mitigate the effects of drought at the farm level.


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