The Drought Report

Click the map below to see the nations Interactive Drought Monitor

Drought Map

Useful Drought References

United States Drought Monitor National Resources Conservation Service’s Weekly Drought Monitor Update NOAA – State of the Climate California Drought Watch  

Drought News

Tainted Waters: New Drinking Water Threat Concerns Scientists, Officials – September 12, 2016 Hydrologists Tackle a Deceptively Simple Question: Where’s the Water? – October 10, 2015 Sustainability: Water With lead in Flint’s drinking water, public health emergency declared – October 2, 2015 Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure – September 30, 2015 Will the ‘yuck factor’ sink California water recycling? – September 28, 2015 Water Sense An Arizona lake that provides drinking water to three states is less than half full – September 17, 2015 Climate Change Indicators in the United States What are we drinking? Rising nitrate levels in tap water are cost problem for homeowners – September 7, 2015 RO Filter Systems: A Threat To Public Health? – May 25, 2015 Water footprint assessment tool Making Ocean Water Drinkable Is Much Harder Than You Think – August 24, 2015 Teflon Found in Drinking Water in 27 States – August 21, 2015 Drinking Water Factsheet New Mexico rivers polluted by mine waste reopen for drinking water intakes – August 16, 2015 Record algae blooms make drinking water toxic – August 13, 2015 Worms found in neighborhood’s drinking water – July 30, 2015 Study finds traces of cocaine, other illegal drugs in Ontario drinking water – July 24, 2015 Want kids to drink more water? Offer coolers, not fountains – July 12, 2015 California’s rural poor hit hardest as massive drought makes remaining water toxic – July 05, 2015 Drinking water of Maine families too often contaminated by arsenic – June 29, 2015 How to Make Drinking Water Fun With Fruit and Herbs – June 29, 2015 Not just Lake Mead, Lake Powell is also headed for catastrophic drought collapse – June 27, 2015 Scientists Find ‘Alarming’ Levels of Chemicals Around Barnett Shale – June 23, 2015 City lifts nitrate advisory, but water problems aren’t over – June 23, 2015 Study: Kids not drinking enough water – June 22, 2015 Six-Year Review of Drinking Water Standards – June 2015 Your kids probably aren’t drinking enough water – June 16, 2015 Seize the economic power of wastewater, experts say – June 9, 2015 Bottled water companies under fire amid California’s drought – May 14, 2015 Why the California water crisis will lead to a housing collapse, municipal bankruptcies and a mass exodus of climate refugees – May 7, 2015 See what researchers found when they tested a bottle of Fiji Water against a glass of tap water – May 7, 2015 State Water Board Adopts 25 Percent Mandatory Water Conservation Regulation – May 5, 2015 U.S. Lowers Recommended Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water – April 27, 2015 California’s water crisis is coming soon to the rest of America – April 26, 2015 Top Four Myths of the California Drought – April 23, 2015 11 Trillion Gallons to Replenish California Drought Losses – December 16, 2014 Desalination out of Desperation – December 16, 2014 Drought requires fresh thinking on residential water use – November 22, 2014 Toilet to tap provides millions of gallons of drinking water a day – November 20, 2014 Arizona agriculture: An often ignored success story – November 17, 2014 Ocean water is answer to drought – November 16, 2014 How not to squander Arizona’s water legacy – November 8, 2014 Could desalination solve California’s water problem? – November 6, 2014 Brazil Drought Boosts Coffee Prices, Threatens Sugar Production – October 13, 2014 Not Just California: Droughts Extend Across Americas – October 11, 2014 Despite the promise of El Niño, drought lingers in North Texas – October 10, 2014 California’s Drought Could Be Worsened By Dust, Studies Show – October 9, 2014 Drought a ‘slow-motion disaster’ for Western states – October 7, 2014 California drought leads to less hydropower, increased natural gas generation – October 6, 2014  

From a Water Conserving Perspective

Is Your Business a Top Water Waster? Water is the most important natural resource we have on this earth. According to one source, less than 2% of the Earth’s water supply is actually fresh water, 97% of the water on earth is salt water in oceans and seas, and only 1% is available for drinking water. How much of that 1% is completely wasted, flowing down the drain…