National Drought Mitigation Center
The NDMC and others have developed drought planning processes that have been applied in a variety of places and circumstances.
No single federal agency has sole responsibility for drought planning. Being prepared for drought crosses many agencies' boundaries, involving weather, water, agriculture, and land use, among others. The Western Governors' Association has been instrumental in pushing for more coordinated drought policy. Establishing the National Integrated Drought Information System in 2006 was a significant first step.
Click on the map to find information about drought planning and monitoring activities conducted by states, tribes, and various local and regional agencies.
Peruse our collection of photos showing the effects of drought.
The National Drought Mitigation Center | 3310 Holdrege Street | P.O. Box 830988 | Lincoln, NE 68583–0988
phone: (402) 472–6707 | fax: (402) 472–2946 | Contact Us