Past Research

Cities, Counties and Parishes throughout the SCIPP region

Research dates: 2014-2016
Investigator(s): Mark Shafer

SCIPP conducted a survey of cities, counties and parishes in the six-state region to inform drought information providers how local jurisdictions are affected by drought, how they monitor conditions, and how they communicate that information. The survey was distributed in Fall 2014 to local conservation districts, extension offices, emergency management offices, and water districts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. There were 331 responses to the survey with all six states represented. The findings will be used to improve connectivity between state drought monitoring and planning and local jurisdictions and to improve drought impact reporting to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Report can be found here.