Drought in the Northern Plains continues to worsen, and widespread impacts are being felt, including impacts on tribal lands in the region. In order to provide up-to-date information on the drought and its impacts, and associated resources for tribal nations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are partnering to host a drought webinar series this summer specifically for the tribal nations in the Northern Plains.
Please join us for the first Northern Plains Drought Update & Outlook Tribal Webinar on Wednesday, May 26 at 10am MDT/11am CDT. This webinar will include an update on the current drought situation and outlook for the summer, an overview of drought impacts and actions being taken on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota, and finally an update on the current wildfire situation and coordination efforts.
This webinar is organized in partnership by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, NOAA NCEI Regional Climate Services, High Plains Regional Climate Center, and the USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub.