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Characterization of Readiness of the Transportation and Agriculture Sectors to Cope with Interannual to Decadal Droughts in the Mississippi River Basin

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NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

The Missouri River Basin and Mississippi River Basin are both impacted by decadal climate variability phenomena, which can make substantial impacts on yields of winter and spring wheat, corn, soybeans, hay, and other crops. This project aimed to characterize the readiness of institutions to utilize early warning information to develop their own risk-based scenarios to meet their drought risk management goals, and to characterize the role of an early warning system in the context of climate adaptation and resilience.

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Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
April 2017 - March 2019
Principal Investigator(s)
Dr. Vikram Mehta, Center for Research on the Changing Earth System; Dr. Harvey Hill and Dr. Rolf Olsen, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Project Funding
Coping with Drought FY 2016

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