Drought poses a serious threat to the resilience of communities and ecosystems in the U.S. USGS has developed a new coordinated and integrated drought science strategy that represents a new path forward towards understanding the complexity of drought issues, their impact on human and natural systems, and the opportunities to inform policy and decision-making for adaptation and mitigation.
Integrated Drought Science
Our drought science plan focuses on data collection and integration, understanding drought processes and impacts, and drought planning and decision support.
Droughts: Things to Know
What is a drought? What causes droughts? Why doesn't a drought go away when it rains? Get the answers to these questions and more.