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Impacts in the Intermountain West DEWS

Understanding drought-related impacts is critical for monitoring and responding to drought. To manage drought, you have to monitor impacts, and understand vulnerabilities or the consequences of those impacts.

Sample of Drought Impact Reporter
The DIR is an interactive database of drought impacts in the U.S., by location, date, type, and cost, built from stakeholder, government, media and other reports.
Sample of Lake Powell Water Level
Updated daily, comparing Lake Powell water levels for years 2012-present.
maps shows areas in drought overlaid on corn-producing areas
The USDA produces monthly maps and charts showing locations and percentages&nbsp;of&nbsp;drought-affected areas which produce&nbsp;corn, soybeans,&nbsp;hay, cattle, and winter wheat. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>(Sample image; click for current.)</strong></a>
Sample of USDA Drought Disaster Designations
Map shows counties declared primary (red) or contiguous (orange) disaster counties, where producers may be eligible for emergency aid.
Sample of Wildland Fire Potential
Current and three-month outlooks from Predictive Services, National Interagency Fire Center.
Sample of CoCoRaHS
CoCoRaHS (the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) is a community-based network of volunteers who measure and map precipitation, to provide data for resource, education and research applications. Find your state in the CoCoRaHS network.
Sample of the Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook Report
NOAA and its partners publish regional statements each quarter, summarizing weather highlights, anomalies and impacts for the past season and predictions for the upcoming season. You can find the most recent Outlooks here, or use the Document Search, applying the title "Quarterly."