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A Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) utilizes new and existing networks of federal, tribal, state, local and academic partners to make climate and drought science accessible and useful for decision makers; and to improve the capacity of stakeholders to monitor, forecast, plan for, and cope with the impacts of drought.

Drought and its impacts vary from region to region.  The development and implementation of regional DEWS allows for responsiveness to particular geographic and hydrologic circumstances, as well as value-added information needs specific to stakeholders in the respective areas.  

The DEWS sections include multiple pages providing background on each DEWS; links to data and monitoring information on current conditions, water supply, drought impacts, and forecasts; reports, assessments and outlook documents related to the DEWS; event and webinar listings; and DEWS partner organizations and agencies.