Nebraska Drought Planning
The Nebraska Climate Assessment Response Committee formally adopted the state Drought Mitigation and Response Plan on June 26, 2000. The plan is a revision of a document published in 1990 for use by what was then known as the Drought Assessment and Response Team (DART).
CARC, which was created by law in 1991 to replace DART, began the drought plan revision in 1998 at the urging of the National Drought Mitigation Center, housed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For a more complete history of drought planning in Nebraska, please go to Page 1 of the Drought Mitigation and Response Plan.
Risk Assessment and Water Availability and Outlook Committees
The Risk Assessment and Water Availability and Outlook Committees of CARC are specifically charged with aiding in drought planning processes.
Water Availability and Outlook Committee purpose and members.
Supporting documents:Supporting drought planning documents generated by two subcommittees of the Risk Assessment Committee can be found at:
Other Drought Planning Resources
- Nebraska Historical Drought Impacts and Actions
-- historic basis for anticipating drought's impacts in Nebraska
The Basics of Drought Planning, a 10-Step Process, available in html