The National Drought Mitigation Center launched the Drought Impact Reporter (DIR)
in July 2005 as the nation’s first comprehensive database of drought impacts. This
update, released in fall 2011, collects and displays more types of information,
providing researchers and interested members of the public with more context and
detail, as well as more readily summarized information.
You can subscribe to the Drought Impacts RSS feed –
– to see impacts as they are created, using whatever RSS feed reader you prefer.
Add the two-letter postal abbreviation at the end of the URL to receive a feed for
a specific state. For example:
The Drought Impact Reporter was developed with funding from the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration and from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s
Risk Management Agency.
If you have questions or suggestions related to the Drought Impact Reporter, please