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Developing an Objective, Impacts-Based Framework for Drought Mitigation Activities in Ohio

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

This project will develop an enhanced set of products and tools for drought monitoring and assessment in Ohio. These enhancements will address the limitation of the current drought monitoring approach and will lead to improved decision-making through the procedures defined by the Drought Incident Annex (DIA). 

For more information, please contact Molly Woloszyn (

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
June 2020 – August 2022
Principal Investigator(s)
Steven Quiring, Ohio State University
Project Funding
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)
What to expect from this research
  • Journal articles and communication pieces for the Midwest DEWS on the project, including:
  • Drought impacts database for Ohio
  • Best indicator/tool for each season and location in Ohio and type of drought
Key Regions
Research Scope
DEWS Region(s)