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Drought Tools

National Drought Overview (NOAA)

National drought information from 1999 through present. Includes regional and state information, and information on drought indicators.

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National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC), established at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995, helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management.

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National Water and Climate Center (NRCS)

A map system linking to NRCS monitoring station data. Includes data on snow, precipitation, soil, reservoir storage, and streamflow.

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National Water Information Systems

National Water Information Systems (NWIS) provides information about water quantity and quality collected at over 1.5 million sites around the U.S. As a long-term database and information delivery system, NWIS provides continual access to data collected over the last 100+ years, as well as real-time data on streamflow.

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North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR)

The North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) is a regional reanalysis of North America containing temperatures, winds, moisture, soil data, and dozens of other parameters.

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SNOTEL is an automated system of snowpack and related climate sensors that conduct snow surveys for the purpose of water supply forecasting.


U.S. Drought Portal

The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) collection of drought-related products, tools, regional programs and other resources.

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U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

A seasonal drought outlook prepared by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. Provides large-scale trends guided by short and long-range statistical and dynamic forecasts.

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Weather Prediction Center (WPC)

A collection of surface analysis, short rage and long range forecasts, quantitative precipitation forecasts, and more.

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Weekly Report- Water and Climate Update (NRCS)

The Weekly CONUS Water and Climate Update Report 

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