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The resources below are regularly updated sources of information on drought impacts. To recommend additional resources for this list, please email ndmc@unl.edu.

Ag in Drought web tool

This tool provides analysis based on which commodity production areas are in drought.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management News

Regular press releases from the Corps detail the effects of drought on reservoir storage, releases of water for navigation, and hydropower production. 

National Interagency Fire Center

Not all wildfires are due to drought, but drought can certainly be one of the underlying factors that makes fires more intense or more widespread. The National Interagency Fire Center publishes regularly updated statistics and situation reports.

Crop Comments

Farmers submit comments on how their crops are doing to Farm Journal's Ag Web. Many of their comments are about the effects of drought.

National Agricultural Statistics Service Reports

Search Cornell’s archive for “Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin” and for “Crop Progress Reports.”

State of the Climate Drought Reports from the National Climatic Data Center

NOAA's National Climatic Data Center publishes monthly State of the Climate reports, including one on drought, which incorporates information about impacts. 

Drought Headlines

We select interesting and representative drought stories from all over the U.S. and around the world. We group them into the same categories that the Drought Impact Reporter uses, as well as a few others.