Saturday, September 24, 2016

National Drought Mitigation Center


Applying Season-ahead Precipitation and Streamflow Forecasts to Guide Reservoir Allocations: A Case Study of the Highland Lakes in Central Texas

Sep 15, 2016

Webinar Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, 1-3 Central Time
Paul Block (University of Wisconsin) and David Watkins (Michigan Technological University)
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August 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought continues in Southeast, Northeast, Black Hills, and West

Sep 9, 2016
Drought continues in the Southeast, Northeast, Black Hills, and West. Approximately 91.7 million people are being affected by drought, compared to 101.1 million at the beginning of August. Read the August Drought and Impact Summary.


U.S. drought coverage decreases during August, but intensifies in Northeast

Sep 8, 2016
During the 5-week period ending on September 6, 2016, contiguous U.S. drought coverage decreased from 20.12 to 19.10 percent.  Although many drought-affected areas saw improvements during this time period, other areas did not. The northeastern United States, collectively, is experiencing its worst drought since 2002.
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Build drought resilience with ideas from the Heartland Native Plant Summit

Aug 18, 2016

Lauritzen Gardens, along with partners at the National Drought Mitigation Center and University of Nebraska Omaha's Center for Urban Sustainability, will host the Heartland Native Plant Summit on Oct. 5 and 6 at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. Periodic drought is a part of life in America's Heartland, putting a strain on the plantings that enhance our residential, commercial and community landscapes. The Heartland Native Plant Summit will explore innovative ways native plants can be used to craft landscapes that are beautiful, sustainable, and naturally resilient to drought. Early registration is a good idea. Learn more and register online. 

U.S. Virgin Islands to be included in Drought Monitor

Aug 15, 2016
dwindling Virgin Islands pond
A forum to explore including the U.S. Virgin Islands in the U.S. Drought Monitor will be August 30 and 31 on St. Croix, with a video link to St. Thomas. The NDMC and U.S. Department of Agriculture are working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of the Virgin Islands, the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture, and the Virgin Islands Terrestrial Emergency Management Agency are hosting the forum. It is open to local agencies, farmers, researchers, students and weather enthusiasts. Register now to receive free refreshments and lunches.
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