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During a Drought, Conserve Water

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During a drought, be vigilant. It’s easy to conserve your household water use through simple actions such as turning off the water while brushing, or taking shorter showers. Follow any additional directions from local officials. weather.gov/safety/drought

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During a drought, be vigilant. It’s easy to conserve your household water use through simple actions such as turning off the water while brushing, or taking shorter showers. Follow any additional directions from local officials. weather.gov/safety/drought #WeatherReady

During a drought, conserve water. Water your lawn less often. Identify and fix leaks. Take shorter showers. Turn off the water while brushing teeth. Run the wash less frequently. Heed any local water use restrictions.

 

Drought Impacts

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Droughts can be very hard on society, because they are often long-lasting and costly, impacting agriculture, ecosystems, manufacturing, and other sectors. Learn more about drought and view current conditions at drought.gov

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Droughts can be very hard on society, because they are often long-lasting and costly, impacting agriculture, ecosystems, manufacturing, and other sectors. Learn more about drought and view current conditions at drought.gov

Drought has many impacts. Agriculture: farms, ranches, and grazing lands suffer, and increases the cost of products. Ecosystems: harms fish, wildlife, and plants, as well as the benefits these ecosystems provide. Manufacturing: interruptions in the water supply can result in a reduction of productivity or closure of facilities. Public Health: a decrease of water can lead to an increase of illness, disease, mortality rates, and adverse mental health. Wildfire Management: Dry hot, and wind weather combined with dried out vegetation can lead to more large-scale wildfires. Energy: production of all types of energy requires water.

 

Understanding Drought

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Drought is a shortage of water over an extended period of time, and a normal part of climate cycles. During a drought, stay Weather-Ready by conserving water and practicing fire prevention, as dry conditions can lead to wildfires. weather.gov/safety/drought

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Drought is a shortage of water over an extended period of time, and a normal part of climate cycles. During a drought, stay #WeatherReady by conserving water and practicing fire prevention, as dry conditions can lead to wildfires. weather.gov/safety/drought #WeatherReady

1. Understanding Drought. Drought is a shortage of water over an extended period of time. Droughts are a normal part of a climate cycle. They occur in all climate zones. Drought can be short or span years. 2. Connection to Wildfires. Dry conditions often lead to brush fires or wildfires. Local officials may ask that you not burn brush or trash during dry conditions. In extreme fire conditions, officials may issue mandatory evacuation orders to protect your life.

 

What’s a Flash Drought?

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What’s a flash drought? Simply put, it is a rapid onset of drought that usually includes high temperatures and winds. Stay Weather-Ready during drought by conserving water and practicing fire prevention. drought.gov/what-is-drought/flash-drought

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Warm temperatures can quickly rise to dangerous levels — especially in the summer and in parked cars. Stay #WeatherReady and don’t underestimate the heat. drought.gov/what-is-drought/flash-drought

Flash drought is an unusually rapid onset drought event characterized by relatively short periods of warm surface temperature, and anomalously low or decreasing soil moisture. These droughts can have significant agricultural, hydrological, economic, societal, and environment impacts. Soil moisture conditions can change quickly due to intense heat waves or lack of rainfall. The 2017 drought was a rapid-onset event for northeast Montana, the Dakotas, and the Canadian Prairies during the spring and summer of 2017. It was the worst drought to impact the U.S. Northern Plains in decades and it decimated croups, responsible for $2.6 billion in agricultural losses in the U.S. alone (data from NIDIS - drought.gov). Take Action: conserve water, practice fire prevention, and follow directions from local officials.

 

What To Do During a Drought (Video)

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Conserve water, practice fire prevention, and follow directions from local officials - watch this video to know exactly what to do during drought conditions: youtu.be/jni8YDoRP5o

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Conserve water, practice fire prevention, and follow directions from local officials - watch this video to know exactly what to do during drought conditions: youtu.be/jni8YDoRP5o #WeatherReady

 

Drought Climate

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Drought is a normal feature of our climate. Caused by a deficit of rain or snow over an extended period, it can happen nearly everywhere. In some cases, drought can develop relatively quickly and last only for a very short period of time, exacerbated by extreme heat and/or wind. For other cases, drought can span multiple years or even decades. Where is the drought? Will it change? What are its impacts? Find answers to these questions at drought.gov

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Drought is a normal feature of our climate, and it can happen nearly everywhere. Where is any current drought? Will it change? What are its impacts? Find answers to these questions at drought.gov #WeatherReady

Drought is a natural part of the climate cycle.  Where is the drought?  Will it change?  Where are its impact?  Find out more at http://drought.gov

 

Drought Monitor

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Which parts of the US are experiencing drought this week? The U.S. Drought Monitor always has the latest information. Get it at drought.gov

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Which parts of the US are experiencing drought this week? The U.S. Drought Monitor always has the latest information. Get it at drought.gov #WeatherReady

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Drought Outlook

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The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issues the U.S. Monthly and Seasonal Drought Outlooks, which show how areas experiencing drought now are expected to evolve in the coming month or season, as well as indicating areas where new droughts may develop. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/month_drought.png

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The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center (CPC) issues the U.S. Monthly and Seasonal Drought Outlooks. Use these products to discover the drought conditions where you live. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/month_drought.png #WeatherReady

Drought Outlook