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News Items from August 2019

How Drought Prone is Your State? A Look at the Top States and Counties in Drought Over the Last Two Decades

Map displays counties that have experienced D3 drought from 2000-2019

Just as there are climatologically wetter areas and drier areas across the country, the same could be said about the occurrence, frequency, and severity of drought. This article examines the most drought prone states and counties in the United States in the last 20 years and why some areas more vulnerable...Read the article

Drought Stories from Hawai‘i: A Workshop on Drought Recovery

Participants of NOAA's National Integrated Drought Information System workshop on Drought Recovery in Hawai‘i

Over 30 participants from 18 different organizations gathered at the East-West Center on Tuesday July 23 for the NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System workshop on Drought Recovery in Hawai‘i.Read the article

Highlights From the 2nd National Drought Forum

Second National Drought Forum Meeting

The 2nd National Drought Forum, held July 30-31 in Washington DC, convened high-level drought experts and decision-makers from drought-impacted regions and economic sectors of the country, along with the private sector, research institutions, and officials across all levels of government to discuss priority actions around drought early warning, long-term...Read the article