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National Drought Mitigation Center


Dry Horizons: Stanford researchers develop portal visualizing drought response

September 21, 2017

The September edition of Dry Horizons features a new web portal designed by Stanford University researchers, who wanted to shine a light on how utilities across the state performed in response to the drought between 2014 and 2017. It was the worst drought in California’s history.

The goal? To keep the drought in people’s minds and highlight why “Californians must continue to be vigilant about conservation to enable a sustainable future,” said lead researcher Newsha Ajami, director of Urban Water Police at Stanford’s Water in the West program.

The newsletter also features:

§  Updates to the U.S. Drought Monitor website, which were designed to improve usability and readability for the site’s nearly 7-million-a-year viewers;

§  The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network’s three new condition monitoring tools; and

§  Montana’s use of ESRI Story Maps to visualize drought impacts affecting the state as drought continues to spread.

Read this month’s edition here.


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