Saturday, October 25, 2014

National Drought Mitigation Center


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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USDA’s Ag in Drought analysis shows CA rangeland hardest hit

Oct 2, 2014
During the four-week period ending on Sept. 30, 2014, contiguous U.S. drought coverage decreased to 30.57 percent -- a 2.21 percentage point drop. Coverage reached its year-to-date peak of 40.06 percent on May 6, but subsequent rainfall in various regions has reduced drought’s overall imprint. In agricultural analysis, California topped the U.S. with 70 percent of its rangeland and pastures rated in very poor to poor condition on Sept. 28, according to USDA.

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August 2014 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought on West Coast & in Texas leading to water supply concerns

Sep 9, 2014
The National Drought Mitigation Center’s August 2014 Drought and Impact Summary is now available. Drought eased in the Plains and Southwest in August, but it persisted in California and along the West Coast. Prolonged drought on the West Coast and in northern Texas led to many concerns about water supplies.


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