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  1. Drought Early Warning System:What is needed? • Brian Fuchs, Climatologist • National Drought Mitigation Center • School of Natural Resources • University of Nebraska-Lincoln NWS Shreveport, LA Regional Climate Conference August 26-27, 2014

  2. Outline • The National Drought Mitigation Center • Planning for Drought • Current Drought Conditions • El Nino? • Seasonal Drought Outlook • Questions

  3. National Drought Mitigation Center • Established in 1995 • Founder: Dr. Don Wilhite • Current Director: Dr. Mike Hayes • The NDMC is a soft money, grant funded organization • Current staff: 16 people, tremendous diversity of expertise

  4. National Drought Mitigation Center Mission: To lessen societal vulnerability to drought by promotingplanningand the adoption of appropriate risk management techniques. www.drought.unl.edu

  5. drought.unl.edu

  6. Tools for Planning: NDMC and NIDIS • Planning at all scales • All droughts are “local” • Planning should start locally and involve the “locals” • Planning is a “living” process

  7. National Drought Policy Act, 1998

  8. 33.56% of the CONUS in Drought

  9. U.S. Drought Monitor Change Map

  10. 12 Month Change

  11. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/season_drought.pnghttp://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/season_drought.png

  12. Any Questions ?

  13. Contact Information: • Brian Fuchs • bfuchs2@unl.edu • 402-472-6775 • National Drought Mitigation Center • School of Natural Resources • University of Nebraska-Lincoln