Dry Horizons: Researchers focus on 'ecological drought'
Feb 16, 2017
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The February edition of Dry Horizons features a webinar on the science of "ecological drought" and its impacts by researchers with the Climate Science Centers and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, along with other partners. Also in this edition:
- A chapter in the newly available book "Extreme Weather, Health, and Communities" examines drought and health in the context of public engagement.
- South Dakota has a tool that projects forage production six months out based on precipitation to date.
Look for those stories and more here.
January 2017 Drought and Impact Summary: Conditions continue to improve in U.S.
Feb 10, 2017
Substantial improvements were made over most of the drought regions of the country. For the first time since March 2011, no exceptional drought conditions exist in the United States.
Read the January Drought and Impact Summary.
DroughtScape looks back on 2016, but to future, too
Feb 2, 2017
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The National Drought Mitigation Center is releasing the Winter 2017 edition of DroughtScape. In this issue, we take 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 the country, drought intensified significantly in the fall; for other regions, prolonged droughts increased fire danger.
We also looked at the year in review. Dryness affected news regions of the country, such as Georgia, and continued to pain California, which saw more than $600 million is lost revenue over the course of the year.
Read these stories and more in DroughtScape, Winter 2017.
Dry Horizons: New Texas water plan tackles drought head-on
Jan 20, 2017
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.