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October 9, 2017

Satellites See Silicon Valley’s Quick Drought Recovery

Underground water reserves in California’s Silicon Valley rebounded quickly from the state’s recent severe drought, demonstrating the success of aggressive conservation measures, according to a new space-based study by NASA and university scientists.

September 5, 2017

Italy’s Drought Seen from Space

Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped Italy in 2017. Wildfires, water scarcity and billions of euros worth of damage to agriculture are just some of the effects of this summer’s drought—not to mention the relentless heat.

July 5, 2016

Amazon Basin Drought Upping Fire Risk

In South America’s Amazon basin, El Niño conditions in 2015 and early 2016 reduced rainfall during the wet season, leaving the region drier at the start of the 2016 dry season than any year since 2002.

December 16, 2015

Interactive Web Tool Shows Effects of 16-Year Drought in the Colorado River Basin

WASHINGTON – On the heels of a White House Roundtable on Water Innovation, the U.S. Department of the Interior today launched a new, interactive website to show the dramatic effects of the 16-year drought in the Colorado River Basin. The specialized web tool, otherwise known as Drought in the Colorado River Basin – Insights Using

October 6, 2015

Remote Sensing Helps Observe Drought in California

California is in its fourth consecutive year of drought, which impacts water in the state in many ways. The main sources of consumable and agricultural water for California are underground aquifers, reservoirs and mountain snowpacks, but in recent years the volume of water in these sources has been decreasing.

May 19, 2015

Oregon and Washington Feel the West Coast Drought

Oregon and Washington are feeling the impact of a warm winter, as their snowpack is just 16 percent of normal. Although the precipitation totals for winter and spring were near normal, it fell as rain rather than snow and didn’t add to the snowpack.

April 5, 2015

Carbon Emissions Could Dramatically Increase Risk of U.S. Megadroughts

Droughts in the U.S. Southwest and Central Plains during the second half of the 21st century could be drier and longer than any droughts seen in those regions during the past 1,000 years. In a new study published in the journal Science Advances on Feb. 12, 2015, scientists found that continued increases in manmade greenhouse