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Drought Reports, Papers, Articles and Services

A drought-stunted soybean plant withers in the sun.

Texas A & M University. AgLife Extension.

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

Environmental Protection Agency.

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

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.

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.

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.

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."