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Abnormally dry conditions in eastern Georgia

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, show that an area of abnormally dry (D0) conditions was introduced to eastern Georgia this week. Similar conditions also expanded in South Carolina and remained in Virginia and North Carolina essentially unchanged from last week. In Puerto Rico, the area of moderate drought…
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Flash Drought webinar series

Droughts are often categorized as ‘flash’ droughts when they develop or intensify in a matter of weeks (though defining flash droughts continues to be an area of active debate). The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) held a series of three webinars to help climate…
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Slight changes to Drought Monitor this week

The latest Drought Monitor, released this morning, shows very slight changes to abnormally dry (D0) conditions around the US this week, with South Carolina seeing a slight increase in area and North Carolina and Virginia seeing a small reduction. In Puerto Rico, the moderate drought (D1) also decreased slightly. Not…
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Lesson plans on drought for grades 9-12

Here are a good set of lesson plans covering drought in four 45-minute segments, for grades 9 through 12. These are from the Public Broadcasting Service and include videos and handouts for the module. You can access them at https://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/kend19-sci-ess-droughtimpact/drought-identifying-impacts-and-evaluating-solutions-lesson-plan/.
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Dry conditions shrink from recent rain

The latest Drought Monitor, released earlier this week, shows a big reduction in abnormally dry (D0) conditions in Virginia and the Carolinas in the last week. This is due to recent rain events across the region. There will be dry conditions for a few more days before rain returns, but…
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