Drought Impacts

Drought Impacts

Drought is influenced by several factors, including below-normal snow or rainfall, geography, temperature, soil moisture, water demand, and water management.  As a result, drought can impact our communities and our environment in wide-ranging ways.  On the ground reports from the general public (e.g., citizen observers) are an important resource for understanding the varying effects of drought across the Silver State.

Is drought impacting you or your community?

If so, you can help scientists by submitting a Condition Monitoring Observation Report (CMOR).  The "CMOR-drought" reports to help create the U.S. Drought Monitor map.  There are more ways to Get Involved if you want to report on a regular basis.

What Drought Means to You - USAToday

Drought Types & Impacts - USFS

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