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Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar
Monday, 28 February 2022, 2:00
Monday, February 28, 2022. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar. Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist; Andy Bryan and John Stevenson, Oregon State University; Caroline Nash, CK Blueshift. Sponsored by NIDIS. More information here. Register here.
According to the February 8, 2022 U.S. Drought Monitor, 73% of the Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (DEWS) is in drought, with 17% of the region in Extreme/Exceptional Drought (D3/D4). Unfortunately, the faucet has been shut off across much of the West after a promising wet and snowy start to the season. This webinar will provide more information on the current conditions and outlooks, as well as presentations on "Beaver Pond Influences on Downstream Temperature in the Umpqua River Basin, OR" and "Lessons Learned From Designing, Permitting and Monitoring Beaver-Related Restoration Projects in the Western U.S."
These webinars provide the region's stakeholders and interested parties with timely information on current and developing drought conditions, as well as climatic events like El Nio and La Nia. Speakers will also discuss the impacts of these conditions on things such as wildfires, floods, disruption to water supply and ecosystems, as well as impacts to affected industries like agriculture, tourism, and public health.