Drought Archive

Colorado River Basin Water Management: Principles & Recommendations

The Family Farm Alliance is a grass-roots organization with the sole mission of protecting and enhancing irrigated agriculture in the Western United States. We have crafted this paper articulating our principles for smart, effective management of water resources in the Colorado River Basin to hel... Read More

Closing the Water Demand-Supply Gap in Arizona

There is an acknowledged gap between future water demand and supply available in Arizona. In some parts of Arizona, the gap exists today, where water users have been living on groundwater for a while, often depleting what can be thought of as their water savings account. In other places, active w... Read More

Economic Analysis of the 2015 Drought For California Agriculture

California is in a fourth year of drought – with the last two years being among the driest and warmest individual years on record – raising concerns at all levels, especially in agriculture. Many water districts are intensively using carryover surface and groundwater reserves to ease surface ... Read More

Managing Agriculture and Water Scarcity in Colorado (and Beyond)

Growing demands from Colorado's many water users threaten to reduce irrigated farming and ranching in coming decades. In the face of water scarcity Colorado growers are adapting their farming practices to use less water. Read about those challenges and ways in which water manager, agricultural pr... Read More

Drought characteristics and management in the Caribbean

Drought is a normal phenomenon of all climates, with varying characteristics between regions. It materializes in a reduction of precipitation from the long-term average, that extends over a given space scale for a specific period of time and results in impacts. Over the past decades, drought epis... Read More