a period of dry weather, especially a long one that is injurious to crops.
an extended shortage: a drought of good writing.
Drought is when a region receives below-average precipitation, resulting in
prolonged shortages in its water supply, whether atmospheric, surface or ground
Nov 11, 2014 ... Droughts are one of the most damaging types of weather-related phenomena,
but classifying them is difficult.
Contributing Writer Amanda Briney provides us with a fascinating overview of drought
- its definition, its causes, its effects, and even how its mitigated and managed. As we head into another summer, it's time to think about how drought
might impact a region near you. More »
The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is each Tuesday at 8 a.m. EDT. The
maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at ...
Based on the Palmer Drought Index, severe to extreme drought affected about 14
percent of the contiguous United States as of the end of July 2015, a little less ...
Drought is an insidious hazard of nature. It is often referred to as a "creeping
phenomenon" and its impacts vary from region to region. Drought can therefore
Graphical map, colour coded according to the current weeks index for each
region of the United States.
A “drought” is an extended period of deficient rainfall relative to the statistical
multi-year average for a region. But because of the various ways it is measured, ...