NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
The Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint (ACF) Rivers, along with the Apalachicola Bay, link the people and natural systems of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Balancing the water needs between three states and various sectors creates complex water management challenges, which are further intensified during times of drought.
The ACF River Basin Drought and Water Dashboard is a web-based application that allows decision makers to view real-time information on the ACF River Basin with interactive, shareable, and easy-to-understand graphics on current and predicted drought conditions all in one place.
Users can view current conditions (including streamflow, reservoir, and soil moisture conditions), outlooks and forecasts, drought impacts (e.g., on agriculture wildfire, and public health), and historical drought information at both the basin and county level. The Dashboard also features a Story Map, "Drought in the ACF River Basin," which provides context for the data & maps throughout the Dashboard, exploring the historical context and impacts of drought on the basin.
The Dashboard was developed as part of a NIDIS-supported project implemented by Albany State University Water Planning and Policy Center, Auburn University Water Resources Center, and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). It was created in response to stakeholder feedback in close collaboration with the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other local partners.