Ben Parzybok

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Drought Monitor

Love this tool, put out by the National Drought Mitigation Center.

Currently Oregon is listed as undergoing a Severe Drought — which is third, in a drought severity scale which goes to five.

  • Abnormally Dry
  • Moderate Drought
  • Severe Drought
  • Extreme Drought
  • Exceptional Drought

I feel like they need to work on the wording of that last one, which sounds slightly laudatory. Hey, you’re exceptional! A few parts of Nevada and the midwest are exceptional.

US West Drought Conditions as of January 21, 2014

 

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson

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