12/21/12 Low reservoirs, persistent drought for much of the West, according to WGA and NOAA
The drought that made 2012 one of the driest years in the past century will likely persist across much of the West into March of 2013, according to the new Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook from the Western Governors' Association (WGA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
10/4/12 Drought likely to continue, according to WGA and NOAA
Drought is likely to persist through December across much of the West, according to the latest regional Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook from the Western Governors' Association (WGA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
"Information contained in the Outlook is an excellent resource for our on-the-ground folks who have to be prepared for that all-too uncontrollable factor: weather," said Governor Gary Herbert (Utah), WGA Chairman.
9/25/12 USDA, Partner Agencies, to Participate in Series of Regional Meetings to Coordinate Long Term Drought Response
Recognizing that recovery from the drought that affected much of the farm belt will be a lengthy process, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the scheduling of four regional meetings which will outline available resources to assist with local, regional and state recovery efforts.
Drought in the West: An Issue Brief
The Western Governors' Association has produced an issue brief on the severity of the drought across the Western states. It is available to the public for both general information and planning purposes.
Governor Christine Gregoire Authorizes Statewide Drought Emergency
WSU Educators Outline Implications of Drought
rent their water to fish
can't jump a dam, Hanford cleanup hampered
update: would more water storage help in a drought?
report: updated comparisons of the 1977 and 2001 droughts
update: calm before the dust storm
update: fast-melting snow helps water supplies
update: inspections show most people using water legally
update: how 2001 and 1977 droughts are comparing
transfers spell drought relief
update: water is moving to where it is most needed
Drought is Just Ducky
update: water-right matchmaking goes on-line
Snow pack holding steady, but drought not over yet
showers bring little drought relief
reached to protect the Columbia River and help water users
don't be fooled by April showers
Drought Resource Web Site
underground water could be a victim, too
for the Northwest
Planning for a Dry
Planning for Tree Fruits and Possible Summer Drought
Plants for Dry Times
Strawberry: a Water-Wise Ground Cover