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Re: Drought Emergency
check with the National Drought Mitigation Center
Richard Yoder, PE
1313 Farnam St. Ste. 230
Omaha, NE 68182
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04/16/02 09:56 AM
Please respond to "Donald
I am researching the Drought in the US.
This spring several Governors and Mayors have declared their regions to be
in a Drought Emergency (the highest warning category).
What is a Drought Emergency?
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture defines Drought Emergency in terms of crop
My question is what constitutes a Drought Emergency in the spring, and if
it is based on reservoir, ground and surface water levels, and wildfire
forest status what phase of Drought category would follow an Emergency
category in the Summer months if rain precipitation is low and water
Thanks for your help.
Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists