Nebraska is no stranger to drought conditions. Droughts are naturally occurring events that result from less than normal precipitation. While droughts are normal, they can affect people, communities, and the environment, especially when water use exceeds supply.
Current Nebraska Drought Monitor Map
D0 (Abnormally Dry)
D1 (Moderate Drought
D2 (Severe Drought)
D3 (Extreme Drought)
D4 (Exceptional Drought)
David Miskus, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC
Use the categories below to find resources related to drought.
Understanding DroughtWhat is Drought Types of Drought Drought Prediction Why Plan for Drought
State and National Drought Resources
US Drought Monitor
US Drought Monitor. State, regional, and US maps are updated weekly to depict areas of drought; historical, comparative data is included. High Plains Region and Nebraska maps.
National Drought Mitigation Center
National Drought Mitigation Center, housed at UNL, helps people understand and prepare for drought.
- Managing Drought Risk on the Ranch
- Guide to Community Drought Preparedness
- Drought Impact Reporter Share how the drought is affecting you.