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Arizona DroughtWatch

Arizona DroughtWatch is a tool designed to collect, summarize and display timely observations of drought impacts across Arizona. The tool was developed to support drought monitoring efforts spearheaded by county-level Local Drought Impact Groups (LDIGs) organized in support of the Arizona State Drought Preparedness Plan. Observations of local drought impacts are invaluable in properly monitoring and characterizing drought across Arizona's complex landscape. Information collected through AZ DroughtWatch is used by:

  • Arizona Governor's Drought Task Force Monitoring Technical Committee in the production of monthly drought status maps
  • National Drought Mitigation Center in the development of the National Drought Monitor
  • Local communities to monitor conditions in support of drought response plans and also to guide longer-term risk assessments and mitigation plan

The US Drought Monitor

Arizona Department of Water Resources Drought Program

The National Integrated Drought Information System

The University of Arizona Climate Science Applications Program