Drought Contacts

Crop impact information can be found at the USDA NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) and Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin pages. Drought statements by local National Weather Service Offices can be found at the NWS Hydrologic Information Center. Drought threat assessments and other information can be found at NOAA's Drought Information Center. Hydrologic moisture assessments can be found at the joint U.S. Water Monitor site maintained by the USGS. Additional drought information can be found at the National Drought Mitigation Center, the USDA's National Agricultural Library, the interim National Drought Council, and the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program. The following states have set up web pages detailing current drought conditions and/or their plans to handle drought emergencies:

State Drought Contacts

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Connecticut
  8. Delaware
  9. Florida Panhandle
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12. Idaho
  13. Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
  1. Maryland
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Michigan
  4. Minnesota
  5. Mississippi
  6. Missouri
  7. Montana
  8. Nebraska
  9. Nevada
  10. New Hampshire
  11. New Jersey
  12. New Mexico
  13. New York
  14. North Carolina
  1. North Dakota
  2. Ohio
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Oregon
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Rhode Island
  7. South Carolina
  8. South Dakota
  9. Tennessee
  10. Texas
  11. Utah
  12. Vermont
  13. Virginia
  14. Washington
  15. West Virginia
  16. Wisconsin
  17. Wyoming

For additional information on current and past wildfire seasons please see the National Interagency Fire Center web site or the U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation web site.

NCDC's Drought Recovery Page shows the precipitation required to end or ameliorate droughts and the probability of receiving the required precipitation. Additional climate monitoring graphics can be found at the Climate Prediction Center's monitoring pages:

Precipitation and modeled soil moisture anomaly maps for the Midwest U.S. can be found at the Midwest Regional Climate Center's monitoring page. Drought conditions on the Canadian prairies can be found at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Drought Watch page.