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New Page – Drought Monitor

Friday, October 15th, 2010 5:47pm CDT

A new page has been added to the site that displays drought information – http://www.planoweather.com/wxdrought.php. The U.S. Drought Monitor was established to assess drought severity in a subjective but uniform manner. Since 1999, various agencies, including those within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have pooled their expertise with that of academia and local interests to more accurately categorize drought. Incorporating the input of all these entities, the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) issues a weekly assessment of drought severity on a national scale.