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.

Drought Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Climate Prediction Center: Drought Information
Website with latest assessments and seasonal outlooks for drought situations in the U.S.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Drought for Kids
Website for kids with a general definition of drought and how to prevent it.
National Drought Mitigation Center
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)
Natural Disasters: Severe Drought
Website of resources from the EPA on preparing for and recovering from drought situations.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
NOAA Regional Climate Centers
Website linking to the NOAA Regional Climate Centers.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Drought Monitor
Website providing drought condition maps and information for the U.S.
National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
USDA Disaster and Drought Information
Website with assistance programs for during or after a drought.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Additional Web Resources


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


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