Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2020KS320B

A New Statewide System for Tracking and Forecasting Drought

Institute: Kansas
Year Established: 2020 Start Date: 2020-03-01 End Date: 2021-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $20,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $40,065

Principal Investigators: Dan Devlin

Abstract: The overall goal of this project is to develop a web-based system for tracking and generating short-term forecasts of drought conditions across the state of Kansas. This new system will provide fine temporal (daily) and spatial (field scale) soil moisture resolution currently unavailable from other drought monitoring tools (e.g. U.S. Drought Monitor and the Seasonal Drought Outlook). This new tracking system will enable timely and accurate identification of drought-vulnerable regions and communities across Kansas