Status of the WDCC
The Western Drought Coordination Council ended its second year in spring 1999 with an agreement to go on hiatus for at least one year, depending on drought in the West and on the work of the National Drought Policy Commission.
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Spring 99 Recommendations of the WDCC to the National Drought Policy Commission
1998-99 Statement of Accomplishments
1998-99 Work Plan
1997-98 Work Plan | 1997-98
Statement of Accomplishments
Schedule & Timeline
Two-page overview (a .pdf file)
- USDA press release (Feb. 3, 1997): Clinton
Administration Joins Western Governors in Improving Federal and State Drought
- Western Governors' Association press release (Feb. 3, 1997): Western Governors,
Federal Agencies Sign Drought Pact.
- Memorandum of Understanding establishing the
- National Governors' Association resolution NR-20, "Federal
Response to Drought," adopted at the winter 1997 meeting
findings of the Western Governors' Association drought task force (Follow
this link to the WGA's publications list, then scroll down to the drought
report, which is in five separate parts under "Lands and Water.")
Emergency Management Agency task force findings on the drought of '96
- Western Governors'
Association Resolution 96-0003, "Emergency Response to Drought,"
adopted June 24, 1996
WDCC Frequently Asked Questions
Who is part of the Council?
Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction Working Group
Preparedness and Mitigation Working Group
Response Working Group
Communications Working Group
Updated May 31, 2000
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