We at the National Drought Mitigation Center are releasing the Winter 2017 edition of DroughtScape. We took a look back at the year in drought, who it affected, where it spread and what affects it had on people across the United States:
· For parts of country, drought intensified in fall
· Fire danger, sequoia deaths and retracting drought in last quarter of 2016
· Drought shifted across U.S. in 2016
· Dryness affects new regions of country, costs California $600 million in lost revenue in 2016
Also this quarter, the drought center continued its work in the Middle East and North Africa region on a project that taught stakeholders how to use the Composite Drought Index, a version of the U.S. Drought Monitor for the region.
Also in this issue:
· Workshops promote DEWS community building
· North Carolina groups examines link between drought, socioeconomic impacts
· NDMC teams up to help Rio Grande Basin ranchers prepare for dry conditions
· North Platte Tourney ‘low tech, high engagement’
Read it: DroughtScape, Winter 2017
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