Monday, May 21, 2018

National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought for Kids

What Is Drought?

Find out here! We'll explore weather, climate, and the water cycle to understand drought better.

How Does Drought Affect Our Lives?

Because water is such an important part of our lives, drought can affect communities and the environment in many ways. Find out more about drought's impacts here. And be sure to visit the NDMC's photo gallery for images of drought and drought impacts.

Brought to you by CoCoRaHS, this short animation shows how decision makers use a variety of data and in-person reports to assess the drought conditions across the United States.


Find definitions for terms used in this website.


Links to helpful websites and other resources.

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