Drought and other hazards

What is drought? A period of unusually dry weather that persists long enough to cause problems such as crop damages or water shortages. There is meteorological, agricultural and hydrologic drought. Impacts of drought on groundwater may lag behind the decrease in precipitation and agricultural drought. For tips on what to do during drought, ready.gov has information about all hazards.

Links to drought information:

US Drought Monitor - weekly maps of drought conditions

National Integrated Drought Information System

National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center - longer term predictions

Report a Water Shortage on-line

Vermont Real Time Groundwater Level Network

NASA GRACE Program, groundwater and soil moisture drought indicators

National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE

USGS Groundwater Information 

Vermont State Climate Office (State Climatologist)

VPR Drought in Vermont, 2016