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Drought Reports, Papers, Articles and Services

A drought-stunted soybean plant withers in the sun.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Provides a variety of useful services and related information primarily concerned with municipal water use.

USDA. National Drought Policy Commission.

Potentially useful background information -- including sample working group reports (on agricultural; environmental; local government, community, and business; monitoring and prediction; and municipal and industrial aspects) and analyses and summaries of federal, regional, state, local and tribal drought-related programs; published in 2000.

U. S. Forest Service.

"This assessment provides input to the reauthorized National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the National Climate Assessment (NCA), and it establishes the scientific foundation needed to manage for drought resilience and adaptation. Focal areas include drought characterization; drought impacts on forest processes and disturbances such as insect outbreaks and wildfire; and consequences for forest and rangeland values."

California Urban Water Conservation Council.

While not agricultural in scope, this program, supported by the EPA, provides information to help citizens identify ways to use water wisely.