2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

September 17 to September 19, 2019
Bowling Green, KY

The U.S. Drought Monitor Forum was held Sept. 17-19 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Topics included the history of the U.S. Drought Monitor, drought in Kentucky and the Midwest, and new drought monitoring products.


  • Introductory Remarks: Drought in a Water-rich Environment
    Stuart Foster
  • Tennessee Valley River Management Overview and Response to Hydrologic Variability
    James Everett
  • The U.S. Drought Monitor: A 20 Year Retrospective and a Look Forward
    Mark Svoboda
  • Drought Risk Atlas Trends and Standardized Streamflow Index (SSI)
    Curtis Riganti
  • Bourbon, the role of water, our stewardship to it, and how we are impacted by drought
    Jason Nally
  • The United States Drought Monitor Process: What is it and how is the map made?
    Brian Fuchs
  • Applications of GIS Products in the U.S. Drought Monitor Process
    Brad Pugh, David Miskus
  • 2018 Farm Bill and the USDM
    Brad Rippey
  • U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands Weekly Drought Monitor – Update
    Richard Heim
  • Customized USDM Impact Tables
    Mary Noel
  • Adventures in Drought
    Glen Conner
  • The Kentucky Drought Early Warning and Preparedness Project
    Stuart Foster
  • The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the Midwest DEWS
    Molly Woloszyn
  • The importance of the US Drought Monitor for forests
    Steve McNulty
  • USDA Climate Hubs
    Charlene Felkley
  • 2018 Kentucky Drought Risk Assessment
    Chip Zimmer
  • Flash Droughts
    Jason Otkin
  • CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring
    Kirsten Lackstrom
  • Kentucky Drought Impact Reporter and Survey123
    Chip Zimmer
  • NDMC New Impact Reporter
    Kelly Helm Smith
  • Innovating Drought Communications with North Carolina Stakeholders
    Corey Davis
  • Missouri 2018 Drought Review and Update
    Pat Guinan
  • The Evolution and Impacts of the 2018 Four Corners Drought in the Southwest United States
    Becky Bolinger
  • Alabama Drought Planning and Response Program
    Tom Littlepage
  • Southeast Alaska Drought Workshop Summary
    Rick Fritsch
  • Providing Crop-Specific Flash Drought Information
    Peter Goble
  • Utilizing Objective Drought Severity Thresholds to Improve Drought Monitoring
    Zack Leasor
  • Efficacy of Drought Indices Derived from In Situ Soil Moisture Observations
    Michael Palecki, Ronald Leeper
  • National Water Model Update
    Trey Flowers
  • National Soil Moisture Network Update
    Michael Cosh