The video below provides a virtual tour of the tools available at the Drought Portal, with extra emphasis on the portal’s most widely used product—the U.S. Drought Monitor.
In the portal’s most widely used product—the U.S. Drought Monitor—experts from across the 50 United States and Puerto Rico produce a weekly map of current drought conditions. This tool allows users to view state- and region-specific drought conditions, helping them see how drought is impacting their region right now. This up-to-date information allows water managers at all levels to make climate-smart decisions for their businesses and communities.
Access the Tool
Access the U.S. Drought Monitor tools directly at: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/. There, you can zoom in on a specific state or region, download a PDF of the current map, view last week’s map, or access statistical information by clicking the appropriate links underneath the latest map.