U.S. Drought Monitor
The U.S. Drought Portal is an online portal that connects users to a variety of drought-, hydrological-, climate- and climate impact-related tools, products, regional programs, and resources. User-friendly and accessible products include current drought and climate monitoring platforms (e.g., the U.S. Drought Monitor), drought impact reporting and monitoring databases (e.g., the Drought Impacts Reporter), and forecasts related to drought and other climatological conditions. Users can investigate regional or state-level drought conditions, topic discussions, programs, and resources, and/or access a variety of tools that can be used to assess and plan for drought conditions, such as the Drought Management Database, which houses drought preparation, mitigation, and response strategies being employed across the country. The variety of information accessible through the U.S. Drought Portal can most likely be used by a variety of different sectors and in a variety of different adaptation applications.
Phase of Adaptation: Awareness, Assessment, Planning
Natural resource managers, water utility managers, planners, policymakers, local/state/regional authorities, farmers, scientists