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August 20, 2018

US Drought Monitor data gathering network reaches throughout communities and across the nation

One of the most intriguing and hard-to-duplicate aspects of the U.S. Drought Monitor is the network of observers across the country who contribute data and information each week to help identify the location and intensity of drought. A recent survey documented a five-fold multiplier effect, with each primary network participant on average working with another five people, either to gather or to disseminate information. 

  • Drought and Impacts Summary

    August 2018

    Each month we report on the climate of drought across the United States and share its main effects to people and places.

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  • Dry Horizons

    September 2018

    This monthly e-newsletter highlights success stories and new developments in drought planning and mitigation.

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  • DroughtScape

    Summer 2018

    This quarterly newsletter highlights, from start to finish, the collaborative projects and research we do.

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