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United States and Puerto Rico


For more information about this week's U.S. Drought Monitor map, please contact:

Deborah Bathke
National Drought Mitigation Center
dbathke2@unl.edu
(402) 472-6199

U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands & Virgin Islands


For more information about this week's U.S. Drought Monitor map for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, please contact:

Ahira Sanchez-Lugo
National Centers for Environmental Information
ahira.sanchez-lugo@noaa.gov
(828) 271-4380

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U.S. Drought Monitor
National Drought Mitigation Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
P.O. Box 830988
Lincoln, NE 68583-0988
402-472-6707
402-472-2946

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United States and Puerto Rico Authors


Deborah Bathke
National Drought Mitigation Center
dbathke2@unl.edu
(402) 472-6199

Brian Fuchs
National Drought Mitigation Center
bfuchs2@unl.edu
(402) 472-6775

Richard Heim
National Centers for Environmental Information
richard.heim@noaa.gov
(828) 271-4682

David Miskus
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
david.miskus@noaa.gov
(301) 683-3453

Brad Pugh
Climate Prediction Center
brad.pugh@noaa.gov
(301) 683-3410

Curtis Riganti
National Drought Mitigation Center
criganti2@unl.edu
(402) 472-8165

Brad Rippey
U.S. Department of Agriculture
brippey@oce.usda.gov
(202) 720-2397

David Simeral
Western Regional Climate Center
david.simeral@dri.edu
(775) 674-7132

Richard Tinker
Climate Prediction Center
rich.tinker@noaa.gov
(301) 683-3411

U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands & Virgin Islands Authors


Anthony Artusa
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
anthony.artusa@noaa.gov
(301) 683-3408

Deborah Bathke
National Drought Mitigation Center
dbathke2@unl.edu
(402) 472-6199

Denise Gutzmer
National Drought Mitigation Center
dgutzmer2@unl.edu
(402) 472-6726

Richard Heim
National Centers for Environmental Information
richard.heim@noaa.gov
(828) 271-4682

Curtis Riganti
National Drought Mitigation Center
criganti2@unl.edu
(402) 472-8165

Brad Rippey
U.S. Department of Agriculture
brippey@oce.usda.gov
(202) 720-2397

Ahira Sanchez-Lugo
National Centers for Environmental Information
ahira.sanchez-lugo@noaa.gov
(828) 271-4380