Drought and Your Home

Drought and Your Family and Home

Each person uses 80-100 gallons of water per day. During periods of drought, it is important minimize water use to ensure enough is available for everyone. Here are some tips to help your family during periods of drought.

Use this checklist to prepare your home before, during, and after a drought situation.

Drought and Your Home [PDF]

Related Websites

Drought Information
Website providing drought resources for the home, family, farm and ranch.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Drought Preparedness and Water Conservation
Website discussing methods for preventing drought through indoor and outdoor water conservation.
American Red Cross (ARC)
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Website with extensive maps, data, and resources on current drought conditions in the U.S.
Multiple Federal Agenies
Natural Disasters: Severe Drought
Website of resources from the EPA on preparing for and recovering from drought situations.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
NWS Climate Prediction Center: Drought Information
Website with latest assessments and seasonal outlooks for drought situations in the U.S.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
U.S. Drought Monitor
Website providing drought condition maps and information for the U.S.
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
USDA Drought Resources Page
Website providing latest USDA drought announcements and drought disaster updates.
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Additional Web Resources


Drought: Public Fact Sheet
Factsheet overviewing drought, its importance and how it is monitored.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)


There were no results