Drought is a deficiency of precipitation over an extended period of time that results in a water shortage. Drought affects agriculture, forests, rangelands, and people throughout the Northwest with increasing frequency and intensity due to climate change. The following drought-related resources include workshops, webinars, and information about drought by state.
Northwest State-Level Drought Information
Resources and information on drought in the Northwest region (AK, OR, ID, WA).
Current Drought Map
The U.S. Drought Monitor produces a weekly map of the Northwest Climate Hub region with details about regional drought conditions.
2022 Workshop Summary: Sharing Knowledge on Farming, Water, and Drought in Alaska
Information, presentations and resources shared at drought workshops focused on agriculture in Alaska in 2022.
Alaska 2021 Drought Webinar Series
Webinar series and regional listening session to better understand drought in Alaska.
Northwest Drought Workshop 2020
Agenda, recordings and links to drought-related resources from the 2020 Northwest Drought Workshop.
Southeast Alaska Drought: Refining Drought Metrics for a Temperate Rainforest
Recordings and presentations given at the Southeast Alaska Drought Workshop 2019 to help refine drought metrics for a temperate rainforest.
Refining drought metrics for Southeast Alaska
List of questions and information needed to help refine drought metrics for southeast Alaska.
Drought impacts and management options in the Pacific Northwest
A synopsis of presentations and sessions from the Pacific Northwest Region 6 Drought Workshop to promote drought resilience on federal lands.