What is the difference between dry weather and a drought? Who decides?
What causes 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?
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 and play the game.