Droughts are one of the costliest natural disasters that can affect the U.S. Visit these sites to learn what you can do to prepare for a drought, get news and monitoring tools, and learn how to conserve water.

U.S. Drought Portal
View maps, local news, and fact sheets to help you monitor droughts in your area. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

National Drought Mitigation Center
Get current news and monitoring tools, and learn how to plan for a drought. There’s even a section just for kids! (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

Drought Preparedness and Water Conservation
Learn the four types of drought and the impact they have. You can also learn how to conserve water indoors and outdoors. (American Red Cross)

Water Conservation Tips
Learn how you can save water in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, and outside your home. (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission)

Last Updated: 09/17/2021