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.