Nebraska Water Science Center
Nebraska Drought and Low-Flow Stream Watch
This map (from USGS's National Drought Watch Web site) shows the 7-day average streamflow conditions in hydrologic units. Thus, the map shows conditions adjusted for this time of the year. The colors represent 7-day average streamflow percentiles for the day of the year. USGS sites having at least 30 years of record are used. The data used are provisional and subject to change. Nebraska is also providing weekly drought updates with details about measurement and reconnaissance activities.
Nebraska DroughtWatch Maps
Average streamflow maps:
Drought Photo Gallery and Site Streamflow Information
Map of below normal 7-day average streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of year
View a larger map.
Definitions of Drought
There are different types of droughts, for example meteorological droughts, agricultural droughts, and hydrologic droughts. A discussion of the different types of droughts can be found at the National Drought Mitigation Center Types of Drought page.