Citizen scientists use a dry-to-wet scale to capture what they see at a specific place and time.
Submit and view observations
Report drought-related conditions and impacts within the U.S. This is a nation-wide service provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center, based at the University of Nebraska, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System. Information submitted by this form appears on this map and becomes part of a permanent public record. Please note that this form is not part of the process to apply for assistance. To participate, you must legally be an adult, at least 18 years old in most states, 19 in Nebraska or Alabama, or 21 in Mississippi. By submitting information, you agree that it may be used in drought monitoring research. Questions? Please email DIRinfo@unl.edu.
CoCoRaHS observers sign up through the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network, measure record precipitation every day, and benefit from lively educational support.