Develop ACF Drought Information and Decision Support Online Dashboard
The ACF River Basin Drought and Water Dashboard is an interactive, web-based application that allows users to monitor drought situations in real time and facilitate data-driven decision-making at the basin and county level.
This ACF Dashboard, which was launched in January 2022, reflects a partnership of federal, state, and regional stakeholders, and was developed in close collaboration with the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A series of four listening sessions in 2020 gathered input from a broad range of drought information producers and users. This input was utilized to build out the Dashboard components and ensure that its design is user-driven and meets the diverse drought information needs across the region. Two review sessions were held in 2021 to allow the public to use prototypes of the Dashboard and provided an additional opportunity for input. A series of 2021 usability studies allowed for further refinement on the use of the site and data. Key stakeholders, such as the state governments and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, provided specific content to improve the Dashboard.
The Dashboard was developed as part of a NIDIS-supported project implemented by Albany State University Water Planning and Policy Center, Auburn University Water Resources Center, and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).