United States Drought Monitor

U.S. Drought Monitor
The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.

Drought is something that Kansas country families have to take seriously. Farming and ranching, even on a small scale, are extremely water-dependent pursuits.

If you want to keep up to date on droughts in your area, take a look at the United States Drought Monitor, a tool jointly produced by the USDA, NOAA, and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

National, regional, and statewide maps show the drought status in all parts of the country. Specialized maps illustrate current drought impacts on nature and agriculture:

  • Vegetation conditions.
  • Crop moisture.
  • Stream flow.
  • Soil moisture.
  • Fire danger.

The United States Drought Monitor site also offers statistics and forecasts regarding current drought conditions from a number of government agencies.

A variety of helpful information in one convenient location, along with links to relevant information from several government sites. Both useful and interesting.

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.