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Drought Reports, Papers, Articles and Services

A drought-stunted soybean plant withers in the sun.

USDA. NAL. Water and Agriculture Information Center.

Find article citations in NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) on water allocation, drought and water shortages from 2002 to the present. Bibliographies covering 1992-1999 and 2000-2002 are also available.


Highlights USDA drought-related programs and services. ...Drought is a weather phenomenon plaguing agriculture since civilizations began farming and ranching as organized ways to feed themselves. Drought that affects growing or grazing quality affects about a third of the nation's counties each year.

United States Army Corps of Engineers. Institute for Water Resources.

"This report represents the collaborative work of over 100 researchers and practitioners whose model approach to water management during drought was tested and refined in several case studies across the country."(September 1994)

Texas A & M University. AgLife Extension.

Organizes materials on commercial horticulture production and
drought management including irrigation scheduling, crop selection for drought prone years, and rainfall capture.

European Drought Centre.

Supports European drought research and drought management organizations to promote collaboration and capacity building between scientists and the user community. The long term objective of the center is to enhance European co-operation in order to mitigate the impacts of droughts on society, economy and the environment.

NOAA. Satellite and Information Service.

Working cooperatively with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), state climate offices and among themselves to acquire and disseminate accurate, up-to-date climate data and information. [State Climate Offices can be found through a National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) resource page.]

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.