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Regional Drought Updates

Status updates on regional drought conditions, including current conditions, impacts, and outlook.

Past Webinar Recaps

View recordings and summaries of past NIDIS webinars.

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View upcoming webinars, workshops, and other events from NIDIS and its partners.

Event Date
Event Date
September 22, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

This free workshop is an opportunity for Connecticut’s small water utilities to share challenges, solutions and lessons learned in drought response and water loss control. The workshop provides tools and resources that utilities can use to assess and control water loss and mitigate against drought impacts on water supply. Participants will have the opportunity to identify practical actions that drinking water utilities can take to advance effective drought response and water loss control in their communities

Event Date
September 23, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location
Virtual

This free workshop is an opportunity for Connecticut’s medium and large water utilities to share challenges, solutions and lessons learned in drought response and water loss control. The workshop provides tools and resources that utilities can use to assess and control water loss and mitigate against drought impacts on water supply. 

Event Date
September 27, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) September 2021 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña). The webinar takes place at 11 a.m. PT, Monday, September 27, 2021.

Event Date
September 28, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Virtual

The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

Event Date
September 29, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Virtual

Droughts are often categorized as "flash" droughts when they develop or intensify in a matter of weeks (though defining flash droughts continues to be an area of active debate). NIDIS and the National Weather Service will host three flash drought webinars in 2021 to help climate professionals and operational service providers better understand this phenomenon, its defining characteristics and how it varies by region and season, its impacts on agricultural and other stakeholders, and the potential for improved monitoring, prediction, and planning/response tools (datasets, maps, etc.). Presentations for this webinar will focus on emerging tools for flash drought monitoring and prediction from NOAA and other institutions.

    Event Date
    September 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a live monthly webinar to assist ranchers as they navigate the drought. Each webinar will begin with an update on drought conditions and climate outlook. Specialists will then discuss upcoming drought triggers, how to assess triggers for ranches, and management strategies to consider. The goal is to help ranchers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to withstand the drought, as well as give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

    Event Date
    September 30, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    Please join us for the fourth Northern Plains Drought Update & Outlook Tribal Webinar on Thursday, September 30, 2021. This webinar will highlight long-term drought monitoring for tribal resource departments by showcasing the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and their data collecting and preparation efforts for drought in the region.

    Event Date
    September 30, 2021
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Location
    Virtual

    The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. These webinars are available to watch live. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. The topic for the Thursday, September 30 webinar is Heat Health Tools.

    Event Date
    October 6, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    The Coastal Salinity Index (CSI) is a long-term monitoring tool developed in 2017 through a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). The CSI helps users characterize and assess fluctuating salinity conditions in coastal areas due to events such as drought and floods. This webinar will describe the motivation for and development of the CSI, the updated CSI website, applications of the CSI to existing field investigations, and future CSI plans, including a potential expansion to the West Coast. This webinar is being hosted by NIDIS and USGS.

    Event Date
    October 12, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location
    Virtual

    The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

    Event Date
    October 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

    Event Date
    October 25, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

    Event Date
    October 26, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

    Event Date
    October 28, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    North Dakota State University Extension specialists will host a live monthly webinar to assist ranchers as they navigate the drought. Each webinar will begin with an update on drought conditions and climate outlook. Specialists will then discuss upcoming drought triggers, how to assess triggers for ranches, and management strategies to consider. The goal is to help ranchers make timely decisions and enhance their ability to withstand the drought, as well as give them an opportunity to discuss drought-related concerns.

    Event Date
    October 28, 2021
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Location
    Virtual

    The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. These webinars are available to watch live. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. The topic for the Thursday, October 28 webinar is the Mid-Atlantic IDF report on extreme rainfall.

    Event Date
    November 9, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location
    Virtual

    The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET. This series is hosted by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the NOAA National Weather Service. These webinars will provide the region with timely information on current and developing climate conditions such as drought, floods and tropical storms, as well as climatic events like El Niño and La Niña. Speakers may also discuss the impacts of these conditions on topics such as agriculture production, water resources, wildfires, and ecosystems.

    Event Date
    November 18, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.

    Event Date
    November 22, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System (CA-NV DEWS) November 2021 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

    Event Date
    November 23, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    The webinar will provide updated information on the climate, water, and drought status of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This drought assessment webinar is brought to you by the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS).

    Event Date
    November 30, 2021
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Location
    Virtual

    The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. These webinars are available to watch live. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. The topics for the Tuesday, November 30 webinar are ENSO and Winter Outlooks.

    Event Date
    December 13, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e., El Niño and La Niña).

    Event Date
    December 16, 2021
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
    Location
    Virtual

    The Northeast Regional Climate Center hosts a monthly webinar with NOAA affiliates to address timely weather and climate concerns. These webinars are available to watch live. Recorded versions are available within a week after the live webinar. The topic for the Thursday, December 16 webinar is the NOAA National Water Model.

    Event Date
    December 16, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location
    Virtual

    This is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and climate partners monthly briefing that covers the region from the Rockies to the Great Lakes. Subject matter includes a summary of past and current conditions in terms of many climate variables like snowpack, temperatures, precipitation, etc. In addition, potential and ongoing impacts from climate phenomena will be considered across sectors (e.g., agriculture, water resources, navigation). Finally, outlook information from two weeks to the next few months/seasons will be discussed.