Monitoring and Impact Reporting

Increase monitoring and explore new drought indicators and technologies.

2024 Proposed Activities

  • Replicate Hawaii online tool in one state
  • Help Indigenous Collaboration team increase monitoring
  • Continue drought briefings
  • Promote mesonets

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
Gretel Follingstad, National Integrated Drought Information System
Curtis Riganti, National Drought Mitigation Cente