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Drought Impact Reporter (DIR)

Associated Agencies

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

The Drought Impact Reporter (DIR) is an interactive database of drought impacts in the U.S., by location, data, type, and cost built from stakeholder, government, media, and other reports.

The Drought Impact Reporter was developed with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency.

How to

What can I do with these data?

  • View reported impacts at the national, state, county or city scale

How do I use the site?

  • Interactive Map: Use the tools to modify the map viewer.
    • Select the “Refresh” button to apply any changes to the map viewer.
    • Use the right sidebar to select map overlays top display or to filter results by time period, geographic location, impact category, and report type.
  • Click "Advanced Search" to filter impacts and reports based on location, time interval, categories, dollar amount, whether the impact was positive, keyword, and source type.


Drought Impact Reporter (DIR): DIR interactive map viewer 

Representative Image
DIR example image