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Drought Basics


What is the difference between dry weather and a drought? Who decides? Learn more here.

Drought In-depth


What causes drought? Step into the science of drought on these pages.

Drought for Kids


Are weather and climate the same thing? Explore these pages if you're studying -- or teaching about -- drought!

Dust Bowl


Imagine soil so dry that plants disappear and dirt blows past your door like sand. That’s what really happened during the Dust Bowl. Learn more here.

Tutorials


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? Learn here.

Outreach


NDMC offers planning workshops and other activities for learning about drought. See where we work and find resources about drought here.