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National Integrated Drought Information System
U.S. Billion-Dollar Disaster cost data, available in text form, was joined to a spatial file of the United States.
USDA NASS, NDMC
GIS was used to identify the number of crop-producing counties that were in drought using data released weekly by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
National Weather Service
GIS was used to identify counties that have been designated with a National Weather Service heat advisory warning.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
Active wildfires were ingested from the data that feeds the National Wildfire Coordinating Group InciWeb interactive page. Wildfire data on drought.gov are updated weekly on Thursdays.
County drought designation text information was ingested and parsed from USDA.