November 17, 2020

NDMC's Haigh discusses drought and rancher decision-making on Center for Grassland Studies Podcast

Recently, National Drought Mitigation Center rural sociologist Tonya Haigh discussed how planning has helped ranchers better prepare for drought on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Grassland Studies Podcast. 

November 9, 2020

Drought Center develops social media resources to help encourage drought monitoring

The National Drought Mitigation Center developed the social media library to help National Weather Service, Extension,state climatologists and others across the country publicize opportunities for the public to submit photos.

November 9, 2020

Southeast Alaska's unique drought impacts cataloged

Unique impacts are reflected in one of the first major updates to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s Drought Impacts by State tables, which now include Southeast Alaska-specific impacts based upon a collaborative research effort to describe what drought looks like in the region’s temperate rainforest ecosystem.  

September 29, 2020

Pilot system monitors tweets for drought early warning

Study shows that tweets, as a measure of fluctuating attention, could contribute to a drought early warning system.

August 19, 2020

Drought Risk Atlas adds trends analysis to growing list of capabilities

Following a significant upgrade, the Drought Risk Atlas now also tracks long-term changes in drought and streamflow levels for specific locations across the U.S.

August 10, 2020

To help farmers better prepare for drought, Rimsaite analyzes water markets for NDMC, Water for Food

At the National Drought Mitigation Center and Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska, Renata Rimsaite is working to better understand how the U.S. Drought Monitor, water markets and incentive-based water management techniques can be used together to improve water scarcity management policies for farmers.

August 6, 2020

NDMC’s directors look back at what led to center’s founding 25 years ago

A series of research projects, workshops and collaborations with state and federal leaders led up to the founding of the National Drought Mitigation Center in 1995, reinforced the need to put drought issues front and center for policymakers.

August 3, 2020

NDMC releases new tools to help Midwestern specialty crop growers make decisions in times of drought

The National Drought Mitigation Center created a set of resources to help Midwestern specialty crop producers make decisions during drought years.

April 27, 2020

Grass-Cast maps now available on National Drought Mitigation Center website

The Grassland Productivity Forecast, or Grass-Cast, was developed in collaboration with Colorado State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Arizona and NDMC. Colorado State originally hosted the product, which transitioned to the NDMC website this spring, just in time for ranchers to use the improved tool to make key rangeland decisions this spring.

March 31, 2020

NDMC, CALMIT help launch latest drought monitoring and forecast products utilizing NASA satellite observations

Thanks to help from two centers located in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, information from the NASA GRACE-FO satellites is being used to produce and share first-of-its-kind global maps of topsoil, root zone soil and groundwater moisture, as well as 30-, 60- and 90-day forecasts of wet and dry conditions across the continental United States.