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Dry Horizons: New Texas water plan tackles drought head-on

Jan 20, 2017
Dry Horizons The January edition of Dry Horizons has been released. In this issue, we feature Texas' recently released 2017 drought plan, which is based on in-depth regional water plans developed in five-year planning cycles by the state's 16 regional planning groups. We also a video clip giving incite into drought tournaments, a recent trend in drought planning. Look for those stories and more here.
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December 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Conditions improve in Southeast, West, and Northeast

Jan 13, 2017
Drought conditions improved in many locations across the United States. The number of people affected by drought dropped from 148.6 at the end of November to 119.3 million at the end of December.
Read the December Drought and Impact Summary.

 



Video highlights North Platte NRD drought tourney

Dec 22, 2016

Deborah Bathke, NDMC climatologist
The National Drought Mitigation Center facilitated a drought tournament for the North Platte Natural Resources District on Nov. 18 to jump-start discussion of drought planning in and around Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Thanks to collaborator Tarik Abdel-Monem of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center for this video, highlighting the effort.

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Dry Horizons: US Drought Monitor in ArcGIS Pro

Dec 21, 2016

Dry Horizons
The December edition of Dry Horizons has been released. In this issue, we feature the work of map artist John Nelson, who took US Drought Monitor data and turned it into an intensity and frequency map showing a cumulative view of drought conditions over time. We also featured Regional Drought Early Warning Systems resources and access to state drought plans; both are great for those looking to create or update plans for their state and region. Read the edition here.

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November 2016 Drought and Impact Summary: Drought conditions persist in West, deteriorate in South

Dec 11, 2016
Continued warmth and dryness caused conditions to deteriorate further in the South, Southeast, Midwest, and parts of the Plains and Rocky Mountains. Drought conditions continued to persist in the West.
Read the November Drought and Impact Summary.

 



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