The following link shows a drought monitor which can be viewed at a national, regional or local level.
Western Regional Drought Monitor
- Does this monitor provide effective perspective on the overall climate conditions in the United States?
- How does the definition of drought effect the visual representation shown?
- What other underlying assumptions should be used to provide graphical representation of the long term climate trends?
- How could animations and color be used to improve the understanding of water use in the Southern California region?