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Colorado DroughtWatch

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Silver Jack Reservoir, photo by Trisha Solberg, 2000.

Drought Watch



USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

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Colorado DroughtWatch: Links

Colorado Resources

National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought Monitor - A synthesis of multiple indices, outlooks and news accounts, that represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists.
Drought Monitor for Colorado Drought Monitor for the Western Region
Drought Impacts in the United States - Provides a map of the Nation showing current drought conditions. Includes summary climatic conditions information and links for individual states.

U.S. Geological Survey

Drought Watch - Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year.
Area map showing below normal 7-day average streamflow Site map showing below normal 7-day average streamflow Site map showing below normal 14-day average streamflow Site map showing below normal 28-day average streamflow
FAQ: The Hydrology of Drought
Impact of Climate Change and Land Use in the Southwestern United States, 1997 Workshop
USGS Statement delivered at the 2002 Drought Summit
SIR 2006–5322 - Effect of Drought on Streamflow and Stream-Water Quality in Colorado, July through September 2002
OFR 93–642 - Drought

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Drought Information Center, a portal for NOAA drought and climate conditions
Palmer Drought Severity Index Map for the United States Climate Prediction Center Drought Assessment
National Weather Service
National Climatic Data Center
Climate Monitoring Temperature Extremes and Droughts Drought Termination and Amelioration

National Resource Conservation Service

Weekly drought reports

Preparing for Drought in the 21st Century - Report of the National Drought Policy Commission

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