What is the difference between dry weather and a drought? Who decides? How do the effects of drought differ from region to region? What are the initial steps to begin a drought planning process? Learn how to use the U.S. Drought Monitor to understand drought severity.
What is drought and what causes it? What are the different types of drought? How can weather facts and environmental factors help to forecast drought? Step into the science of drought on these pages.
Are weather and climate the same thing? Explore these pages if you're studying — or teaching about — drought!
Imagine soil so dry that plants disappear and dirt blows past your door like sand. That’s what really happened during the Dust Bowl.
Our tools provide information about current drought conditions and historic effects of drought. Is there drought in your area? How bad is it? How do the tools work? Explore the tutorials.
The Ready for Drought? game is an in-person role-playing game based on the Extreme Event game developed by the National Academy of Sciences. Learn how to play the game and how it can help build community resilience to drought and download resources to play the game.