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.