Here are resources external to the University of Arkansas System that include basic information about drought and long-term climate projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Drought Mitigation Center.
Find your local FSA office for information about drought disaster assistance.
Drought basics – FAQ and link to http://drought.unl.edu/DroughtBasics.aspx
Severity and Impact (Drought Monitor) http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ ;
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/Drought/
Drought Calculator http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/drought/recovery.php
National Drought Mitigation Center http://www.drought.unl.edu/
Drought Impact Reporter http://droughtreporter.unl.edu/map.aspx Interactive web-based mapping tool for compiling and displaying impact information across the United States in near real-time. Data compiled from a variety of sources such as media, government agencies, and the public.
National Integrated Drought Information System: www.drought.gov
Wildfire information from eXtension http://www.extension.org/surviving_wildfire
Drought management (Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in OK, link to PDF and webinars) http://www.noble.org/drought/
Arkansas Water Sustainability: http://watersustainability.wordpress.com/
Central Arkansas Water: http://www.carkw.com/
Outdoor Water Efficiency Tips: http://www.uaex.edu/pulaski/water_conservation/watering_tips_2011.pdf
WaterSense – Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/watersense/
Water Use It Wisely: http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/
40-Gallon Challenge: http://watersustainability.wordpress.com/40-gallon-challenge
Arkansas Forestry Commission: http://forestry.arkansas.gov/ This site also includes information on burn bans, wildfire danger and prescribed burns.
Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)’s drought page: http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/Hazards/Drought/Pages/default.aspx