You can help experts understand track and assess the severity of drought by participating in one or more of the programs designed to monitor environmental conditions. These on-the-ground reports are incredibly useful for identifying and tracking drought and can improve coordination, communication, and collaboration between citizens and scientists.
Report Your Conditions
Is drought impacting your community or livelihood?
Natural resource managers and citizens alike can submit Condition Monitoring Reports (CMOR) to the nation’s most comprehensive database of drought impacts. Anyone with local knowledge about drought can participate by submitting a report, which helps experts understand how drought is affecting our communities. Since seeing is believing, we recommend that you submit a photo each month or each season, which provides an ongoing comparison of wet, dry and normal conditions.
Are you interested in measuring rain, hail or snow?
You can track weather and climate in Nevada with the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS). Volunteers use simple, low-cost tools to measure precipitation in their own backyards. You can help scientists better understand the long-term impacts of drought on plants, animals, and people in the Silver State by becoming a CoCoRaHS volunteer today.