Drought preparation cycle
Image from Guide to Co-Developing Drought Preparation Plans 
Users as co-developers of national forest grazing land drought plans 
A unique drought planning guide just published by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension addresses the working relationship between U.S. Forest Service staff and private ranchers that utilize national forest grazing allotments in the Southwest. The Guide to Co-Developing Drought Preparation Plans for Livestock Grazing on Southwest National Forests provides online information tools and worksheets designed to support collaborative drought planning that minimizes financial losses to livestock operations while also reducing negative impacts to rangeland.
Image source: Sustained Groundwater Loss in California's Central Valley 

Sustained groundwater loss in California's Central Valley exacerbated by intense drought periods 

Researchers looking at the decline of groundwater levels across California's Central Valley from December 2006 to January 2010 were able to identify increased subsidence rates and permanent aquifer-system storage loss in certain areas. "Given the unprecedented decline in groundwater in the U.S. and globally, the information provided here has tremendous value to water managers, policy‐makers, and the many communities living in water‐stressed regions."
Image source: www.drc-group.com
Diasaster Training: Just In Time
The Just In Time Disaster Training Library provides access to online training videos on hundreds of topics and in languages from ASL to Vietnamese. Drought-related videos include the subject areas "Disaster Resilience Essentials", "Drought-Water Conservation", "Response-Drought" and "What is the US Drought Monitor?" Sections of the library can even be tweeted to your target audience of Twitter followers.
The National Integrated Drought Information System offers free webinars on regional climate and drought conditions.

Coming up in the weeks ahead:
July 19-North Central U.S.; July 23-California/Nevada; July 25-Southwest Drought Status

See the NIDIS Calendar for further information or to register for a webinar.

If you're in Arizona, check out the NIDIS calendar for a drought recovery workshop coming up on September 11-12.
The Drought Risk Management Resource Center conducts and applies research to improve drought resilience across the United States. It is a partnership between the National Integrated Drought Information System and the National Drought Mitigation Center, based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. NIDIS supports the DRMRC through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Sectoral Applications Research Program.
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