Friday, March 24, 2017

National Drought Mitigation Center

What Homeowners Can Do About Drought

The collection of resources below includes ideas to help homeowners cope with drought. Drought can result in cracked foundations, so homeowners may want to keep the soil around their homes moist. Homeowners may also choose drought-tolerant landscaping or even xeriscaping. Water conservation both in the yard and in the home may also be necessary during drought, or to achieve an overall reduction in water use.

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American Red Cross Drought: Preparing for DroughtMore InformationVisit site
Drought Resources from Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)More InformationVisit site
Gardening Tips from the University of FloridaMore InformationVisit site
Iowa State University Extension: Drought InformationMore InformationVisit site
KS Extension Disaster Education Network: Household and Municipal Tips for DroughtMore InformationVisit site
Low Water-Use Plants for Kansas LandscapesMore InformationVisit site
NE Department of Health and Human Services: Water Conservation and Drought InformationMore InformationVisit site
OSU: Drought in Oregon - PublicationsMore InformationVisit site
Quick tips for creating a wildfire-resistant exteriorMore InformationVisit site
Texas Drought 2014 resources from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ServiceMore InformationVisit site
The Disaster Handbook: Extreme Heat and DroughtMore InformationVisit site
Turf and Landscape Irrigation Best Management PracticesMore InformationVisit site
University of Missouri Extension: Drought PageMore InformationVisit site
Utah State Extension: Drought/ConservationMore InformationVisit site
WaterSense - An EPA Partnership ProgramMore InformationVisit site

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