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New report examines drought risk and management in parched Caribbean

Jun 20, 2016
A new report examines drought in the Caribbean, a region often plagued by climate-related hazards, with a focus on the role of policymaking and planning to reduce its future impacts on agriculture and water resources. Released June 17 in conjunction with the United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification, the report seeks to bolster the Caribbean's resilience to drought and underscores the need for a paradigm shift to a more proactive approach to drought mitigation.
"Drought Characteristics and Management in the Caribbean" is published jointly by the Land and Water Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska (WFI), in collaboration with the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH).
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May 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Conditions improve in northern California, western Nevada

Jun 15, 2016

In May, the West saw the biggest decreases in drought areas while the Southeast saw the biggest increases. The number of people affected by drought increased from 49.8 million at the beginning of May to about 54.8 million by the end of the month. Read the May Drought and Impact Summary.


California reservoir recovery slowing

Jun 14, 2016

California’s pace of statewide reservoir recovery slowed during May, as high-elevation snowpack mostly finished melting out. The state’s 154 reservoirs gained only about two-thirds of a million acre-feet of water during May, with overall storage dipping from 89 percent of the April 30 average to 87 percent of the May 31 average.

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