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Natural Hazards

Infographic, "During a Drought, Conserve Water"


U.S. Government Resources on Monitoring and Preparing for Droughts

Screenshot of "Climate Prediction Center" website

Climate Prediction Center

National Weather Service

  • See "real-time products and information that predict and describe climate variations on timescales from weeks to years" from this resource, including information on droughts.
Screenshot of "Drought" website


Screenshot of "Drought" website


U.S. Geological Survey

  • Find out the latest news and research on droughts.
Screenshot of "Drought Monitoring" website

Drought Monitoring

National Weather Service

  • Check out the latest drought monitoring news and current drought conditions across the country.
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National Integrated Drought Information System

  • Visit the "U.S. government’s authoritative drought information website."

Information in the CGP about Preparing for Droughts

Check out some information about preparing for droughts that you can find in the CGP

Screenshot of "Drought and public health in the U.S."

Drought and public health in the U.S.

National Center for Environmental Health

  • Publication Date: around 2016
  • Quoted excerpt, "When drought affects a community, its devastating consequences can include decreased food production, decreased water quantity and quality, and increased risk to human health."
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Drought fact sheet

National Weather Service

  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Quoted excerpt, "Drought is a deficiency in precipitation over an extended period. It is a normal, recurrent feature of climate that occurs in virtually all climate zones."
Screenshot of "When in drought... use your WaterSense"

When in drought... use your WaterSense

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Quoted excerpt, "Every year, drought strikes some part of the country. If your area is experiencing a drought, there are actions you can take to help your community by reducing your water use."