Related Publications

Drought Impact Reporter

Wilhite, D. A., Svoboda, M. D., & Hayes, M. J. (2007). Understanding the complex impacts of drought: A key to enhancing drought mitigation and preparedness. Water Resources Management, 21(5), 763–774.

Noel, M., Bathke, D., Fuchs, B., Gutzmer, D., Haigh, T., Hayes, M., Poděbradská, M., Shield, C., Smith, K., & Svoboda, M. (2020). Linking Drought Impacts to Drought Severity at the State Level, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(8), E1312-E1321. doi:

Original state drought impact tables.

Condition Monitoring Observer Reports

CMOR helps officials respond to drought in Missouri

Visiting student brings international insight on crowdsourcing drought data

CMOR use in North Dakota

Smith, K. H., Burbach, M. E., Hayes, M. J., Guinan, P. E., Tyre, A. J., Fuchs, B., Haigh, T., & Svoboda, M. D. (2021). Whose Ground Truth Is It? Harvesting Lessons from Missouri’s 2018 Bumper Crop of Drought Observations. Weather, Climate, and Society, 13(2), 227–244.

Drought center develops social media resources to help encourage drought monitoring


Smith, K. H., Tyre, A. J., Tang, Z., Hayes, M. J., & Akyuz, F. A. (2020). Calibrating Human Attention as Indicator Monitoring #drought in the Twittersphere. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(10), E1801–E1819.