United States Drought Monitor
Important Alert: The WMS files have been moved to a new server. Please visit the WMS Update page to get the new URL.This change does not impact the USDM maps or any other data products.
The following questions are related to the U.S. Drought Monitor product. For questions regarding the new website, please visit our New Website FAQ.
To see how the U.S. Drought Monitor categories are determined, visit this page.
To see a list of the U.S. Drought Monitor authors, visit this page.
Yes so long as you provide the proper credit. More information is here. If you would like to display a map that is updated weekly, visit our Map Service page for further instructions.
The National Drought Mitigation Center sends an automated email each week that includes the percentage of the entire country that is in drought, the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map, a map showing what changed in the past week, and the U.S. Drought Monitor author's narrative for the week. The NDMC uses the same list for press releases about drought, as warranted by changing conditions. To receive these updates, please subscribe to the DMUpdate list at this link: http://listserv.unl.edu/signup-anon?LISTNAME=DMUpdate&LOCKTYPE=list
There is a printable brochure available which contains more information about the U.S. Drought Monitor and how it is produced.
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