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The Alabama Drought Reach (ADR) program is a collaborative partnership between the Auburn University Water Resources Center and the Office of the State Climatologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, along with support from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.
Launched in May 2023, ADR’s mission is to improve drought communications and drought agricultural impact monitoring in Alabama.
ADR’s vision is to better document drought’s agricultural impacts in Alabama, resulting in a more informed Scientific and agricultural community.
- Develop a systematic approach and monitoring program for drought agricultural impact data collection by Extension and Experiment Station personnel
- Develop and conduct drought training for Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station personnel
- Work alongside the Office of the State Climatologist to provide timely and relevant agricultural impact data
- Increase drought impact literacy among Alabama farmers, landowners, and the general public
For more ADR information please contact Brianne Minton at email@example.com.
WEEKLY GRAPHICS ARCHIVE
PREVIOUS DROUGHT WORK
The AUWRC, in partnership with the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), strives to better inform and prepare Alabama and the Southeast for the many challenges of periodic droughts.
From 2011-2022, the AUWRC hosted a monthly drought webinar (every 2 weeks during drought status) for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. Webinars addressed local and regional weather, climate, surface water, and groundwater conditions and forecasts impacting the ACF River Basin and the greater Southeastern U.S.
SOUTHEAST DROUGHT AND WATER RESOURCES
The ACF River Basin Drought and Water Dashboard and ACF Drought StoryMap, collaborative projects with NOAA NIDIS, the AUWRC, and other regional partners, was launched in early 2022 in response to a request from regional stakeholders and improve the ability to view real-time information with interactive, shareable, and easy-to-understand graphics on current and predicted drought conditions.
REGISTER FOR THE SOUTHEAST MONTHLY CLIMATE WEBINAR
Held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 AM Central/ 10AM Eastern.