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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.



July 1, 2019

Officials from Botswana, Eswatini visit NDMC as part of World Bank partnership

The workshop is an initial step in building drought preparedness strategies for Botswana and Eswatini.



June 17, 2019

Drought's connection to public health explored at June summit

This week, experts with backgrounds in public health, emergency preparedness, climatology and drought convene at the National Drought and Public Health Summit.


June 6, 2019

U.S. Drought Monitor now includes U.S. Virgin Islands

With the addition of the USVI, the USDM now provides weekly drought assessments for the entire collection of U.S. states and territories.


May 29, 2019

National Drought Mitigation Center's scenario game, Ready for Drought, shows value of collaboration

Ready for Drought is a scenario game that addresses the strain drought puts upon a community from the perspectives of private citizens, local decision makers, responders, business and industry and communities. In the process it details the scope of drought, and the resources that can reduce its effects. 


May 9, 2019

New research examines drought effects on state recreation areas

Interviews with Nebraska state recreation area managers show how drought affects outdoor recreation and how resources like the U.S. Drought Monitor could be incorporated into a park management plan, according to recently published research.