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Drought Basics

Drought Basics


What is the difference between dry weather and a drought? Who decides?

Drought In-depth

Drought In-depth


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

Drought for Kids

Drought for Kids


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

Dust Bowl

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.

Tutorials

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?

Ready for Drought?

Ready for Drought?


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.