NDMC has helped individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world to develop plans for effectively managing their resources to respond to drought. Select from one of the options below to start a drought plan for your area.

Learn About Drought Planning

Just getting started? Explore information about preparing for and managing a drought hazard.

Drought Impacts

Drought means more than dry lawns, gardens and farms. Learn more about how drought impacts can be a hazard across multiple sectors of urban and rural economies.

Information by State

Find drought related information for your state including contacts, plans and relevant websites.


A drought plan can be for a farm, a country, a state or a watershed. Review samples of plans for a variety of scales in NDMC’s extensive collection of drought plans.

Other Resources

Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch

A guide designed to help ranchers develop a plan for dealing with drought.

Drought Management Database

A collection of drought mitigation strategies from around the United States.

Drought Ready Communities

A guide that communities throughout the United States can use to understand and reduce their drought risk.