Friday, December 02, 2016

National Drought Mitigation Center


U.S. drought coverage increases sharply in November

Dec 1, 2016
During the 4-week period ending on November 29, 2016, contiguous U.S. drought coverage increased sharply, from 26.80 percent to 31.46 percent, driven by worsening conditions in the Southeast.
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Dry Horizons: New England responds to drought

Nov 17, 2016

Dry Horizons
The November edition of Dry Horizons has been released. In this issue, we feature New England for their efforts in responding to drought, as well as Montana for launching the process of updating their drought plan. We highlighted two grant opportunities for western states water suppliers and the River Network's five-state policy comparison for Southeastern states' river flows. We also remembered Kelly Redmond, a climatologist, scientist and interpreter of western climate, for his contribution to the climate community; Redmond died Nov. 3. Read the edition here.

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In Memory of Kelly Redmond

Nov 15, 2016

Kelly Redmond, a gifted scientist and interpreter of western climate, encouraged and inspired many of us who are working to connect climate science to people. Redmond, a climatologist at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, died on Nov. 3, prompting an outpouring of appreciation for all that he has done for the study of drought and climate in the United States.

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October 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Conditions deteriorate in Southeast

Nov 10, 2016
Rains brought relief to the northwestern United States, but warm, dry weather deteriorated conditions in the Southeast and parts of the western Plains in October. Read the October Drought and Impact Summary.


Fall 2016 DroughtScape released

Nov 8, 2016

The latest edition of DroughtScape is out. The National Drought Mitigation’s Center new director, Mark Svoboda, introduces himself as former Director Mike Hayes says goodbye.

Drought continued to spread across the United States last quarter, with the hot, dry summer affecting farmers and water supplies in many regions of the country.

Read those stories and more in this quarter's issue of DroughtScape: DroughtScape, Fall 2016

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