Saturday, April 30, 2016

National Drought Mitigation Center

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Drought Center celebrates 20+ years of protecting livelihoods

Please join the National Drought Mitigation Center in celebrating 20+ years of reducing drought vulnerability and making drought maps. The celebration is 4 to 6 p.m. April 22 at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, 33rd and Holdrege streets, in Lincoln, Nebraska. RSVP by Friday, April 15 if you plan to attend:


USDA: Cattle, winter wheat affected by March drought expansion in S. Plains

Apr 8, 2016

During the five-week period ending on April 5, 2016, contiguous U.S. drought coverage increased to 16.71 percent—up 2.41 percentage points.  Since reaching a five-and-a-half-year minimum of 12.41 percent on March 15, drought coverage has increased 4.30 percentage points.  Most of the increase has been driven by the development of short-term drought across the central and southern Plains and the Southwest, while further erosion of drought has occurred in northern California and the Northwest.

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March 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought stretches into fifth year in parts of West

Apr 7, 2016

In parts of the western U.S., drought has stretched into its fifth year. Northern California has seen some easing of drought conditions and water restrictions, but the southern part of the state remains dry and continues to face water supply issues. Read the March Drought and Impact Summary.


Nebraska’s Lower Platte South Natural Resources District recognized for drought tournament

Apr 1, 2016
Nebraska’s Lower Platte South Natural Resources District jump-started drought planning with an innovative drought tournament in February 2015, and that effort won a Public Outreach Award from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Planning Association at its annual meeting in March 2016. Kudos also to JEO, the firm that organized the tournament.
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National Drought Mitigation Center
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

819 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
P.O. Box 830988
Lincoln, NE 68583–0988

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phone: (402) 472–6707
fax: (402) 472–2946

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