We linked impacts chronicled in the Drought Impact Reporter (DIR) (droughtreporter.unl.edu) with U.S. Drought Monitor severity levels and used a reproducible methodology to identify key themes. The table represents impacts observed during the emergence of one major drought since 2005 in each state or region. We used DIR data because it offers a methodologically consistent, longitudinal collection that spans major drought events. This is an evolving project. The impact tables can and should be updated in the future.
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