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Monitoring and Reporting Drought in Arizona

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Skysong Building 3 - Room 135

1365 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Join experts from the National Drought Mitigation Center, the Arizona Drought Monitoring Technical Committee, and the USDA for a one-day workshop to learn about and discuss:

· The U.S. Drought Monitor · Drought Tools and Resources · Increasing the coverage of ground-measured precipitation data in AZ · Opportunities and technologies for drought impact reporting ·

Our primary objectives are:

  • To share how the Arizona Drought Monitoring Technical Committee (DMTC) gathers data about Arizona drought, climate and weather, what type of information goes into Arizona drought reports, who is contributing this information – and most importantly – where the DMTC needs more information about drought impacts. We need more people reporting drought impacts!

  • To demonstrate how U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) maps are made, and how important DMTC information is to map accuracy.

  • To discuss opportunities for improving the coverage of precipitation monitoring and drought impacts reporting in AZ. In previous workshops in other states, we have found that many folks are unaware that they can contribute drought impacts information to state agencies or directly to USDM maps. And that they can also join voluntary precipitation monitoring networks whose data are used in USDM decision-making.

Our draft agenda can be found here: https://bit.ly/2T3t5eh

Questions? Contact Caiti Steele: tel. 575-646-4144, email. caiti@nmsu.edu

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Skysong Building 3 - Room 135

1365 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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