Monday, April 23, 2018

National Drought Mitigation Center


Drought Data

Below are several resources used by climatologists to monitor and study drought. Click on the resources listed below to see real-time maps and data.

U.S. Drought Monitor

Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)

Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI)

Drought Impact Reporter (DIR)

North American Drought Monitor

Water Data

Click on the links below to see maps and data related to snowpack, streamflow, and groundwater that is used by hydrologists to monitor and study drought.


SNOTEL Data and Products

National Snow Analyses



USGS WaterWatch

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)



USGS Active Groundwater Level Network

Water Cycle

Water on our planet moves back and forth between the atmosphere and earth in the form of liquid (rain, condensation), solid (snow, ice), and gas (water vapor, evaporation). This movement of water is important for the people, plants, and animals. Here is more information that can help you learn about the water cycle.

Water Science for Schools: The Water Cycle - from the USGS

EPA: Animated and Interactive Water Cycle Page for Kids

Water Cycle Coloring Page

Water Cycle Crossword


Jet Streams and Ocean Currents

Weather Wiz Kids: Wind

Climate Kids Corner - Ocean Currents

NOAA: Ocean Currents

NASA: El Nino

FEMA for Kids: El Nino

The Weather Channel Kids - ENSO Introduction


NOAA Paleoclimatology


Pollution Prevention

About Water Pollution - Project Dragonfly

EPA: Nonpoint Source Pollution Awareness


Below you will find links to general information about water.

Kids Water Zone

Water Wonders - Wisconsin DNR

Water Info for Kids - City of Phoenix

Water Kids Page - City of Arlington

Water Water Everywhere - Project Dragonfly

USGS: Water Science for School


EPA Drinking and Ground Water

The Watershed Game

Water Basics - City of Philadelphia

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