December 20, 2012 - January 4, 2013

CropWatch December 20, 2012 - January 4, 2013

December 20, 2012 — January 4, 2013


  • December 2012 Drought Monitor
  • Expect More Impacts as Nebraska Drought Rolls into Second Year. Crop production, water supplies, wildlife, and wildfires all were impacted by the drought. While usually slow to develop, last year's drought was quick.  See a series of maps showing how the drought developed across the state from January to December and what it meant for the state.
  • National Perspective: Historic "Flash Drought" to Continue into 2013. The drought that swept across wide areas of the United States in the past year was historically unusual in its speed, its intensity, and its size, say climatologists at the National Drought Mitigation Center. Forecasts show little hope of quick improvement, deepening the negative effects on agriculture, water supplies, food prices, and wildlife.

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