Midwest & Missouri River Basin Drought Early Warning Systems (DEWS) Partners Meeting

Agenda- Public In Person

Meeting Attendee List

Research Highlight: Drought Onset, Persistence, and Recovery in the Midwest

Research Highlight: Drought Variability and Trends in the Midwest US


Midwest DEWS Presentations

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Presenter Title of Presentation Associated Handouts Related Links
Session 1: Setting the Stage
Natalie Umphlett 2020-21 Drought in the U.S. Northern Plains and Canadian Prairies: Initial Assessment of Impacts and Response to Build Resilience During an Ongoing Drought    
Jennifer Hoggatt 2022 Flash Drought in Missouri and Condition Monitoring Observer Reports    
Session 2: Regional Updates
Marina Skumanich National Coordinated Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (NCSMMN): A Focus on the MRB  

Soil Moisture Product Dashboard on Drought.gov

Upper Missouri River Basin Soil Moisture and Plains Snow Data Value Study

NCSMMN Listserv - Sign Up

Jason Otkin Flash Drought: From Early Warning to Early Action Otkin et al, 2022. Getting Ahead of Flash Drought: Early Warning to Early Action (Journal Publication)  
Beth Hall Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) Update  

Flash Drought Risk Tool (Experimental)

Freeze Date Tool

Crystal Stiles NIDIS Tribal Engagement Activities NIDIS Tribal Engagement Strategy Overview NIDIS Tribal Engagement Strategy (Full)
Dennis Todey USDA Midwest and Northern Plains Climate Hubs: Drought Collaborations  

USDA Midwest Climate Hub

USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub

Chris Hobza U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mid-Continent Drought Update    
Chuck McWilliams U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Drought Management Update    
Rezaul Mahmood High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) Update   High Plains Regional Climate Center website
Jesse Bell Drought and Human Health Midwest and Missouri River Basin Workshops Drought and Public Health in the US Informational Sheet Drought and Public Health on Drought.gov
Kelly Smith National Drought Mitigation Center Update + CMOR (Condition Monitoring Observer Reports)  

National Drought Mitigation Center

Drought Impacts Toolkit 

Condition Monitoring Observer Reports

Doug Kluck Current Drought Conditions and Impacts in the Central US    
Session 3: Rapid Transitions in Precipitation Extremes
Trent Ford and Liang Chen Transitions in Precipitation Extremes in the Midwest: Trends, Causes, and Potential Future Risk

Research Highlight: Variability and Transitions in Precipitation Extremes in the Midwest

Chen and Ford, 2022. Future Changes in the transitions of monthly-to-seasonal precipitation extremes over the Midwest in CMIP6 models (Journal Publication)

Ford et al., 2021. Variability and Transition in Precipitation Extremes in the Midwest US (Journal Publication) 

Session 4: Drought Assessment in a Changing Climate
Zach Hoylman Drought Assessment has been Outpaced by Climate Change: Empirical Arguments for a Paradigm Shift Hoylman et al., 2022. Drought assessment has been outpaced by climate change (Journal Publication)  
Session 5: Drought Planning and Resilience
Nicole Wall/Becky Appleford Leveling up Drought Plans to Build Resiliency in the Great Plains   JEO Consulting Group Hazard Mitigation
Kirsten Wallace Upper Mississippi River Basin Association Climate and Drought Resilience   Upper Mississippi River Basin Association website
  Federal-Level Drought Resilience Panel

USDA NRCS Handout: Program Flexibility for Drought

Bureau of Reclamation Handout: WaterSMART Program Funding Opportunities

EPA Handout: Drought Resources and Funding