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Northwest Drought Workshop 2020

Portions of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington have been experiencing abnormal dryness and drought conditions since January 2018. A virtual Northwest Drought Workshop was held on 28 and 30 July 2020 that provided information on drought in the region and how some USDA programs are affected by US Drought Monitor drought designations. The event engaged participants in discussion and information exchange about drought adaptation strategies and information needs, and aimed to clarify how the US Drought Monitor map is made each week and how local climate experts contribute to the weekly process. For more details, find the workshop recordings, presentations for each session, and information shared by participants below (click on each gray box to expand it).