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October 31, 2019

Database includes more types of drought planning

Drought planning is going mainstream, and the National Drought Mitigation Center has expanded its online collection of state plans that address drought to include more plan types


October 24, 2019

NDMC’s Haigh finds ranchers delayed response to drought

The study utilized information from a survey of agricultural producers in Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana who were affected by the flash drought that began to develop in late March of 2016.


October 14, 2019

Drought Risk Atlas updated through 2017, with 50% more stations

The update includes data from 1,124 more weather stations and 434 Snowfall Telemetry sites, as well as the 3,059 stations that were part of the original launch in 2014.


October 4, 2019

New fact sheet lists USDA’s drought recovery resources

Drought-related programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture are conveniently summarized on a new two-page fact sheet that will be of use to Farm Service Agency staff and others.


October 2, 2019

Upcoming webinar offers land use solutions to reduce drought risk

The American Planning Association will host a free webinar October 29 at 1 p.m. CST on how planners can use planning tools and strategies to incorporate drought-resilient measures into land use standards and the built environment.


September 26, 2019

U.S. Drought Monitor now offers tables showing drought impacts at state level

Drought looks different across the country’s nearly 3.8 million-square mile span, which the National Drought Mitigation Center shows with a new collection of tables that reflect drought impacts at state levels.


September 17, 2019

U.S. Drought Monitor celebrates its 20th year

An extensive network from an array of agencies has contributed data and on-the-ground observations to produce more than 1,000 U.S. Drought Monitors, which federal, state, tribal, local and basin-level decision makers use to detect emerging droughts.


September 12, 2019

Report highlights drought scenario options for planning processes

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), based at the University of Nebraska, with support from the National Integrated Drought Information Center (NIDIS), created a resource to help groups select and begin planning a drought scenario-based exercise for their community or organization.


September 6, 2019

Upcoming webinar offers community planners information to help reduce risk in times of drought

On Sept. 18, the American Planning Association (APA) is hosting a webinar on federal funding initiatives designed to reduce risk to drought and cascading hazards.