Wednesday, May 04, 2016

National Drought Mitigation Center


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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Kenyan agency leader dedicated to preventing drought-related deaths

Mar 31, 2016
The Honorable Agnes Ndetei, a Kenyan politician working to reduce the effects of drought, came to the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center for a week in March to learn about state-of-the-art drought monitoring, and to share her experiences. Ndetei is chair of the board of Kenya’s National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), established in 2011. “Our mandate is to keep drought from turning into an emergency,” Ndetei said. “We are providing safety nets for the people so they don’t die.
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Drought Center celebrates 20+ years of protecting livelihoods

Mar 24, 2016
Please join the National Drought Mitigation Center Friday, April 22, for a reception celebrating 20+ years, at the International Quilt Museum, 33rd and Holdrege streets.
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