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Snow drought persists in the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies as climatological peak mountain snowpack approaches. Learn more in the latest snow drought update.

Advancing Drought Science and Preparedness Across the Nation

The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) is a multi-agency partnership that coordinates drought monitoring, forecasting, planning, and information at national, tribal, state, and local levels.

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Climate Engine, with support from NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to guide drought planning on BLM-managed lands is an innovative tool that provides satellite and climate data in a user-friendly manner to facilitate water conservation, wildfire risk management, agricultural productivity
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Despite considerable public health concerns, drought assessments often disregard the health risks associated with drought exposure in the United States, particularly in regional-based assessments (Fard et al., 2022). One potential explanation of the lack of research is the complexity of linking drought to health outcomes. Drought lacks the direct pathway to health outcomes that many other climate
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NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) recently launched an Instagram account. Instagram users can follow NIDIS at @NOAADrought to get the latest current news, conditions, and outlooks wherever they are. Follow us to stay up to date on drought in your region and beyond. NIDIS’s social media is part of our broader effort to provide the best available information to