Contributing Your Data and Information

Your observations can help contribute to the making of the map in two ways. By contributing local precipitation data or by reporting drought impacts. Here’s how: Talk to your state drought contact, join CoCoRaHS ‐ the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network. Or submit reports directly to the National Drought Mitigation Center’s Drought Impact Reporter. More information on each can be found by clicking on the web links below.

Drought Planning
Drought Impact Reporter

Importance of Drought Impacts

In this video segment Brian Fuchs, one of the National Drought Mitigation Center’s climatologists, and a USDM author, discusses how drought impact reporting can be used in developing the USDM maps.

This tutorial is brought to you through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center, United States Department of Agriculture, and National Integrated Drought Information System.