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National Drought Mitigation Center


Spring DroughtScape: U.S. sees break in drought

May 4, 2017

We at the National Drought Mitigation Center are releasing the Spring 2017 edition of DroughtScape.  In this issue, we look at the retraction of drought across much of the United States. 2017 Spring DroughtScape

  • First quarterly summary: So far, 2017 has seen above-average precipitation and warmer temperatures; and

  • Quarterly Drought Impact Reporter: Winter snows break five-year drought in California.

Also this quarter, the drought center continued its work in the Middle East and North Africa region with the transfer of the Composite Drought Index technology, a version of the U.S. Drought Monitor for the region. Within a month, Tunisia released its first drought map.

Also in this issue:

  • The drought center helps Caribbean Island nations reduce their vulnerability;

  • A newly released book chapter takes on drought and public health;

  • The U2U program wraps up after bringing useful climate tools to farmers; and

  • A survey finds access drought information leads to better decisions.

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