Friday, October 31, 2014

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The Fall 2014 edition of DroughtScape is out

Oct 31, 2014

 

 

The Fall 2014 edition of DroughtScape is out, with stories on:

  • U.S. drought, July-September
  • Drought impact summary, July-September
  • Upcoming events:
    • Nov. 4 webinar: Do extreme events cause a shift in climate change beliefs?
    • Nov. 5-7 workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska: Community Capitals Framework Institute
    • Nov. 7, UC Davis workshop and webinar: Ranching and California’s Drought
    • Jan. 15-March 19, Lincoln, Nebraska: Climate Masters
  • Brazil’s drought monitoring and planning
  • Greater Horn of Africa workshop on user needs for drought and flood prediction
  • NDMC visiting scholar Haileselassie G. Weldemariam
  • Ranching workshops coming up for South Plains
  • Ranching workshops completed in South Dakota
  • Wind River Reservation tribes begin drought monitoring and planning
  • Inter Tribal Buffalo Council begins planning for drought
The photo at the top of the page, by Don DeBold shows Sandy Wool Lake, near San Jose, California, on Aug. 31, 2014. The area is currently in exceptional drought. Reprinted under CC BY 2.0.


U.S. Crops in Drought through Oct. 28: more than a third of winter wheat in drought

Oct 30, 2014
Analysis by Brad Rippey, USDA meteorologist, finds more than a third of the nation's winter wheat is in a drought-affected region. Cattle are affected, too, particularly in California and other Western states.
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US Crop Production report shows drought's effect on CA ag

Oct 16, 2014

Analysis of the U.S. Crop Production report released Oct. 10 confirms that ongoing drought in California is reducing agricultural production, said Brad Rippey, a meteorologist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Chief Economist. “Although this list is far from complete, and does not include many specialty crops, it’s obvious that the drought is having an effect on agricultural output mainly due to lower planted and harvested acreage,” he said.

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Community Capitals Framework Institute to feature public health and hazard resilience

Oct 8, 2014
Public health and hazard resiliency will be featured at the 2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute, Nov. 5-7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Registration is now open.
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Overview of drought, impacts for September 2014 identifies many issues with water supply and response

Oct 7, 2014

The National Drought Mitigation Center’s September 2014 Drought and Impact Summary is now available. September saw drought ease in the Southern Tier and begin appearing in small patches in New England. Long-term drought in California and parts of Texas focused attention on water-supply issues large and small.

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