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Drought Impacts in the Northeast 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 (DIR)
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 CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring
The web map spatially displays volunteer weekly reports about local conditions with Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) and provides the current U.S. Drought Monitor Map that can be used in the monitoring of drought onset, intensification, and recovery.
Northeast Quarterly Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks 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.