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.

January 31, 2020

Landscape photographers invited to submit photos for Visual Drought Atlas

The Visual Drought Atlas accepts photos throughout the year, as well as seek collections over key holiday weekends for consistency – President’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.

December 3, 2019

Drought Center to help with Central and South American drought planning

In May, the National Drought Mitigation Center will team with the South American Drought Information System to help create plans to increase drought resilience.  

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.