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DroughtScape Summer 2016 available now

July 29, 2016

The latest edition of DroughtScape is out. Patches of drought are emerging across the United States, with some areas seeing intensified drought:

  • Drought Summary, April to June 2016: Drought slowly spreads, while severe drought improves slightly
  • Drought Impact Reporter, April to June 2016:  Southeast, Midwest seeing possible crop impacts

The Drought Impact Reporter got a few updates, increasing and personalizing usability:

  • DIR updates make finding local data easier
  • Create a custom view in the DIR

NDMC climatologists wrote the first comprehensive drought indices guidebook, which was released to the public in early summer, and other drought resources also became available:

  • Drought guidebook most comprehensive catalog of indicators available
  • Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate
  • Drought indicators revisited

Other stories in this issue:

  • Community Capitals researchers explore drought resilience in McCook, Nebraska
  • Groups co-developing approaches to improve planning for drought on public lands
  • NDMC founder, drought legend retires
  • NDMC answers questions on climate change and drought in the western United States

Read it: DroughtScape, Summer 2016

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