Drought

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Publication Year: 

2014

Abstract: 

Drought is a natural hazard that can have far-reaching economic, social, and ecological impacts. Since 1980 alone the United States has experienced more than 15 major droughts, with economic impacts exceeding $153 billion. Due to drought’s diffuse impacts, the federal responsibility for drought management and response is currently spread among several agencies.

Document Type: 

  • Fact Sheet

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  • critical issues, database publication, drought, hazards, united states