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Up-to-date drought-related resources from CSU Extension & our partnering agencies.

Drought Webinars and Resources   arrow

Drought is a complex challenge and poses financial, ecological and social risks to agriculture. This site is designed to streamline access to partners and other resources to build drought resilience.

Drought Forecasting and Tools

  • Using Forecasts in Drought Planning; Becky Bolinger (Colorado Climate Center), Brian Domonkos (USDA – SNOTEL) and Justin Derner (USDA-ARS) share information on applying drought information to decisions.
  • Long Range Stocking Rate Decision Tool; (17 minutes) Retta Bruegger CSU Extension Range Specialist visits about a 78 year stocking rate study, sharing a stocking rate decision tree for producers based on PDO, El Nino/La Nina, and local moisture.
  • Streamflow Forecasting with SNOTEL; Brian Domonkos and Karl Wetlaufer of USDA Snotel explain resources available for predicting streamflow with snowpack and how streamflow forecasts are made.

Risk Management

Risk Management in Drought; Jeff Tranel, CSU Extension, addresses tax implications of drought for ag operations. Corey Hicks of the Farm Service Agency details what programs are available through the FSA for drought relief. Finally, Brent Young, CSU Extension demonstrates a partial budgeting tool to evaluate costs and benefits of adopting changes in practices that impact drought resilience.

Rangeland Management in Drought

Crops Drought Management

Learn about critical periods for alfalfa and strategies for maintaining production with limited water, soil management strategies to buffer drought, and decision-making in drought.

Drought Planning

Drought Leadership Training Recorded Sessions

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