2016 marked the 18th year of severe drought in the Southwest. Though there was unusually high precipitation during the 2016/2017 winter in the region, the hydrological drought continues, witnessed by low water levels in the Colorado River’s two largest...
Drought has long shaped the iconic landscapes of the southwestern United States. However, as we learn about the consequences of a hotter and drier future, we will increase our capacity to adapt to these increasingly rapid changes.
Though the Northwest United States conjures visions of rainy weather, drought conditions are becoming more prevalent across the region. Scientist and managers are finding solutions through cutting-edge drought research and resource management.
The economic and environmental health of the Southwest is closely tied to the Colorado River. Learn how researchers with the Southwest CSC discerned the important role that temperature plays in influencing the river's streamflow.
A team of researchers, including two from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have developed and proposed a new definition of drought that integrates ecological, climatic, hydrological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of drought.
The Red River is a vital source of water for the Chickasaw and Choctaw Tribes. Learn how the South Central CSC is modeling how stream flow in the basin might change, as conditions become hotter and drier.