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2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute to include focus on water and drought

This year’s Community Capitals Framework Institute, Nov. 5-7 in Lincoln, Nebraska, will focus on issues related to water management, drought planning, evaluation, and rural and community development. Registration is open, and the organizers are now accepting abstracts from people who would like to present their experiences for discussion.

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August 2014 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought on West Coast & in Texas leading to water supply concerns

Sep 9, 2014
The National Drought Mitigation Center’s August 2014 Drought and Impact Summary is now available. Drought eased in the Plains and Southwest in August, but it persisted in California and along the West Coast. Prolonged drought on the West Coast and in northern Texas led to many concerns about water supplies.


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Population in Drought data now available

Sep 4, 2014

New population figures added to the U.S. Drought Monitor website show that for this week, more than 73 million people in the United States are in a drought-affected area, with more than half of the total – 37 million – in California. Population figures are a new, permanent addition to the U.S. Drought Monitor site, in response to popular demand.

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US drought coverage down in August, but holding on in CA

Sep 4, 2014

During the four-week period ending on Sept. 2, 2014, contiguous U.S. drought coverage decreased slightly to 32.78 percent -- a 1.16 percentage point drop. Coverage reached its year-to-date peak of 40.06 percent on May 6, but subsequent rainfall across portions of the nation’s mid-section and the Southwest has reduced drought’s overall imprint. Nevertheless, drought still covers a substantial portion of the central and southern Plains and the western U.S. On Sept. 2, the highest level of drought—D4, or exceptional drought—was noted in portions of California (58 percent), Nevada (12 percent), Texas (3 percent), and Oklahoma (2 percent). California also led the nation with 82 percent coverage of extreme to exceptional drought (D3 to D4).

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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
e-mail: ndmc@unl.edu

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