Monitoring and Impact Reporting

The monitoring and impact reporting team expands monitoring through participant-driven (CoCoRaHS, CMOR) and technological (remote sensing, phenocams) means and builds connections with monitors through monthly drought briefings and localized information. 

2022–2023 Proposed Activities

  • Co-host an in-person four corners drought monitoring workshop in April 2023 with the indigenous collaboration team. Contact: Emile Elias 
  • Host monthly Drought Briefings focused on drought conditions, outlook and response tools. Contact: Joel Lisonbee and Curtis Riganti. 
  • Identify and refine drought indicators. Contact: Laura Haskell 
  • Launch a localized monitoring blitz with partners featuring CMOR and CoCoRaHS. Contact: Brian Fuchs, Henry Reges, Kelly Smith. 
  • Expand a drought gap analysis. Contact: Rebecca Frus. 
  • Increase forest condition monitoring and drought indicator collaboration. Contact: Brian Fuchs.

Leadership Team

Emile Elias (USDA SW Climate Hub) 
Laura Haskell (Utah Department of Water Resources) 
Joel Lisonbee (National Integrated Drought Information System) 
Curtis Riganti (National Drought Mitigation Center)