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News Items from March 2019

Year in Review: A Look Back at Drought across the United States in 2018

Thumbnail of a map showing the number of weeks a location had in drought in 2018.

Using data from the 52 weekly U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) maps published during 2018, the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) generated annual maps to provide a snapshot of drought in the U.S. during the year.Read the article

NIDIS Illustrates Transboundary Drought Early Warning Systems in Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands: Proceedings of a Workshop (2018)

Thumbnail of the Advancing Sustainability of the U.S. Mexico Transboundary Drylands Workshop Report

Elizabeth Weight, NIDIS Drought Information Systems Regional Coordinator, represented NIDIS in the May 2018 workshop “Advancing Sustainability of U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Drylands”. The workshop was organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with Las Academias Mexicanas de Ciencias, Ingeniria, y la Academia Nacional de Medicin.Read the article

Visualizing Colorado’s Drought Plan: A Story Map

Screenshot of Colorado Drought Risk Score Map

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), part of the state’s Department of Natural Resources, has launched an interactive dashboard that displays drought vulnerability at the state and county level based on Colorado’s 2018 Drought Plan. An Esri Story Map, the platform takes users through visual summaries of...Read the article