New U.S. drought web site
Article first published online: 3 DEC 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 46, page 487, 13 November 2007
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2007), New U.S. drought web site, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(46), 487–487, doi:10.1029/2007EO460005.(
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A new U.S. Drought Portal Web site will help provide early warnings about droughts, offer information about risk and impact of droughts to different agencies and stakeholders, and explain how to plan for and manage the impacts of droughts. The portal (http://www.drought.gov), unveiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on 1 November, was developed as part of the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). The NIDIS implementation plan also calls for integrating and fostering drought mitigation strategies through research, preparedness, education, and public awareness as well as developing pilot programs for the design and implementation of early warning systems in selected locations. The portal “centralizes drought information in an unprecedented manner, and paves the way for planned early warning system development pilots in select watersheds and states across the U.S.,” said Roger Pulwarty, director of the NIDIS program office located on NOAA's campus in Boulder, Colo.