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USGS--Pacific Northwest Drought popular

http://wa.water.usgs.gov/news/drought/

Status and information on daily streamflow in the Pacific Northwest States of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Links to other resources.

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U.S. Drought Monitor popular

http://www.drought.unl.edu/monitor/monitor.htm

Map of U.S. drought conditions, including long-range temperature and preciptation outlooks.

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North American Drought, a Paleo Perspective popular

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/

Highlights the importance of paleoclimate research in providing information about past droughts and natural variability. Includes maps that display droughts of the various centuries.

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NOAA's Drought Information Center popular

http://www.drought.noaa.gov/

A collection of sites related to drought and climate conditions in the United States (and some individual states). It includes current reports, outlooks, and indices used for drought and moisture monitoring .

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NOAA Economics: Extreme Events: Drought popular

http://www.economics.noaa.gov/?goal=weather&file=events/drought

Severe drought conditions can profoundly impact agriculture, water resources, tourism, ecosystems, and basic human welfare. NOAA examines the economics, social benefits and cost mitigation of drought.

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National Drought Mitigation Center popular

http://www.drought.unl.edu/

The National Drought Mitigation Center provides information to help people and institutions reduce vulnerability to drought, stressing prevention and risk management.

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Monitoring and Early Warning popular

http://www.earlywarning.nl/

Maps providing monthly updated, distributed information on rainfall, actual evapotranspiration, radiation, drought and desertification indices, and crop yield forecasts for Africa and Europe, with methodology discussions.

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Drought of 2002 popular

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/agriculture/drought2002.html

Account from CBC News of the drought that hit Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta in 2002, searing crops and leaving livestock without feed or water.

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Drought Comparisons popular

http://droughts.tripod.com/

A comparison of a drought in a more economically developed area - Texas, and a drought in a less economically developed area - Sahel.

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1930s Drought popular

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/agriculture/drought1930s.html

Account from CBC News of a 10-year period of drought and dust storms in the US.

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