Past Research

Arkansas Drought Planning

Research dates: 2016 - present
Investigator(s): Trevor Timberlake, Mark Shafer, Mike Hayes, Deborah Bathke

SCIPP and NDMC are working with the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) to develop a statewide drought preparedness and response plan, and eventually leading to a drought mitigation plan. The process was begun from the annual meeting of the Interstate Council on Water Policy that was held in Little Rock, AR in October 2015. Conversations between ANRC, SCIPP and NDMC led to planning the first workshop (June 2016) among Arkansas state agencies and federal partners to begin the planning process. SCIPP will summarize breakout discussions for use by ANRC in the planning process. SCIPP and NDMC will continue to support ANRC until a plan is adopted.

Report can be found here.