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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 Interagency Fire Center
Active large wildfires were ingested from the National Interagency Fire Center (NFIC) FTP server.
County drought designation text information was ingested and parsed from USDA.