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News Items from June 2019

NIDIS Summit Connects Drought and Public Health

Participants brainstorm ideas at the Summit Workshop.

Over the last century, droughts have caused more deaths internationally than any other weather- or climate-related disaster. Droughts in the United States, however, are generally not thought of as public health threats. The National Drought and Public Health Summit, held June 17‒19, 2019 in Atlanta, brought together a diverse...Read the article

Arizona is Free of Short-term Drought Impacts After Almost 10 years

U.S. Drought Monitor for June 11, 2019 showing Arizona as free of short-term drought with only the top north east corner of the state with abnormally dry conditions.

Longest duration of drought ends in Arizona this week with the release of the June 11, 2019 U.S. Drought Monitor. Arizona was previously in the midst of their longest duration of drought since the start of the United States Drought Monitor (USDM) in 2000.Read the article