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News Items from February 2019

Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo Winners Announced

Thumbnail sample of a forecast map for the Western United States

Kicked off in March 2017, the Sub-Seasonal Climate Forecast Rodeo comprised of a year-long, real-time forecasting competition. The Bureau of Reclamation sponsored the competition in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read the article

Colorado River Drought Contingency Planning

Colorado River Basin

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the seven Colorado River basin states are working together to develop drought contingency plans that reduce the risk of Lake Powell and Lake Mead declining to critically low levels. The Colorado River provides water to almost 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland....Read the article

NIDIS and Partners Host California Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought Workshop

Photo from the Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Workshop for Public Health Professionals and Partners

On February 4, 2019, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), NIDIS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) co-hosted a workshop on Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Workshop for Public Health Professionals and Partners. This workshop was hosted...Read the article

Postponed: 2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor Forum

Western Kentucky University's Knicely Center

The 2019 Biennial U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) Forum in Bowling Green, KY, initially scheduled for March 19-21, 2019, will be postponed until later this year (date to be determined).Read the article