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.

March 13, 2020

NDMC director Svoboda invited by UN to join two key groups dedicated to drought risk management

Mark Svoboda, director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, was selected to serve on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Drought Initiative working group, and was also chosen to be a lead author of a U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Global Assessment Report that will be dedicated solely to drought. 

March 2, 2020

First coined at NDMC, 'flash drought' phenomenon is subject of new Nature publication

The wide-ranging study on flash droughts was published March 2 in the Nature Climate Change journal. The article is titled, “Flash droughts present a new challenge for subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) prediction.”  

February 27, 2020

New form helps “see more” drought

Find the a link to the latest form as well as the interactive maps of observations at go.unl.edu/cmor_drought, or go directly to the mobile-friendly 2020 survey by clicking go.unl.edu/CMOR_drought_2020.