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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.

Current Conditions and Outlooks

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Over the past few decades, drought duration and severity have increased significantly, resulting in over $80 million in agricultural relief across the Hawaiian Islands (Frazier et al., 2022). During drought, ranchers face significant challenges associated with the loss of pasture and forage resources, such as increased costs for supplemental feed, increased cattle mortality, and reduced
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For nearly two decades, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Drought Information Statements to provide up-to-date reports on the current drought situation for regional Weather Forecast Offices' warning and forecast area. These timely statements summarize recent weather and hydrologic conditions, discuss local drought impacts, and provide a local drought outlook.Last fall, NWS 
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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