Wednesday, August 27, 2014

National Drought Mitigation Center

NDMC News Archive

July Drought & Impacts Summary: Entrenched in West, eased in NM, TX, OK, KS, CO & NE

Aug 8, 2014
Drought remained entrenched over the Western states, especially California, in July 2014, but eased in parts of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. Water shortage dominated the impacts, but official responses to drought and drought’s effects on agriculture, fire, public health, energy, the environment and tourism were all topics of active concern. Read more in the July 2014 Drought and Impact Summary from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Drought coverage holding steady at 34 percent of contiguous US, most intense in California and West

Aug 7, 2014
During the four-week period ending on August 5, 2014, contiguous U.S. drought coverage was virtually unchanged at 34 percent. Coverage reached its year-to-date peak of 40 percent on May 6, but subsequent rainfall across portions of the nation’s mid-section and the Southwest has slightly reduced drought’s imprint.
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Summer 2014 DroughtScape

Jul 24, 2014
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2014 Community Capitals Framework Institute to include focus on water and drought

Jul 23, 2014

This year’s Community Capitals Framework Institute, Nov. 5-7 in Lincoln, Nebraska, will focus on issues related to water management, drought planning, evaluation, and rural and community development. Registration is open, and the organizers are now accepting abstracts from people who would like to present their experiences for discussion.

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June 2014 Drought & Impact Summary

Jul 10, 2014

June saw drought continue to recede in the Plains, with slight intensification in the West. Ongoing drought is increasing fire risk, stressing wildlife, and increasing scrutiny of water use in California.  Read more in the June 2014 Drought and Impact Summary from the National Drought Mitigation Center.

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