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Missouri River Basin Drought Update & Outlook Tribal Webinar

May 24
May 24, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Please join us for the Missouri River Basin Drought Update & Outlook Tribal Webinar on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 1 p.m. MT/ 2 p.m. CT. This webinar will provide a summary of winter and spring climate conditions in the Missouri Basin that have led to the current depiction of drought. It will also include an outlook on what to expect this summer. Also, guest speaker David Martin, Assistant Regional Fire Management Officer at the BIA Great Plains Regional Office, will discuss the current state of fire conditions in the Plains and the outlook for the summer. 

This webinar is organized in partnership with NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (North Central CASC), NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Regional Climate Services, and the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub. NOAA, USDA, and the North Central CASC partnered to host this drought webinar series throughout the summer and fall last year to provide resources to Tribal resource managers in the Northern Plains. Given ongoing drought conditions in portions of the Northern Plains, as well as drought development and intensification in central and southern portions of the Missouri Basin, we intend to continue these webinars in 2022. Our goal is to provide relevant information on the drought and its impacts to assist with near- and long-term preparation and planning.

Webinar Topics & Speakers:

  • Current/Recent Drought Conditions and Outlook | Crystal Stiles, NOAA/NIDIS, CIRES/CU Boulder

  • Current/Recent Fire Conditions and Outlook | David Martin, BIA Great Plains Regional Office

  • Open Discussion | Moderated by Stefan Tangen, North Central CASC