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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Drought Management

Montana Drought Impact Reporter

Report directly to DNRC on conditions in your area

View maps and graphs of reported drought impacts


New! Montana Drought Forecast - Summer 2020


Next Governor's Drought & Water Supply Committee Meeting 

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday October 5 from 10:00 to 12:00 via ZOOM. Please use the link below for Log-In information.

For additional information please contact:

Michael Downey at: or 406-444-9748


Meeting Agenda   

Join Meeting Online 


 National Drought Impact Reporter

Federal Drought Disaster Assistance Programs

Montana's Hay Hotline


Drought Potential

US Drought Monitor

Palmer Drought Index

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) - Map and Data Viewer

National Weather Service (NWS) - Semi-monthly Drought Report

NWS - US Drought Seasonal Outlook

West Wide Drought Tracker

NWS -  Discussion for the Seasonal Drought Outlook

NOAA - Temp, Precip and Drought


Flood Potential

USGS - Water Watch

NWS - Advanced Hydrologic Prediction System for Flooding Information



NWS - Weather and Hazards Data Viewer

WestWide Drought Tracker - Standard Precipitation Index (SPI)

NWS - Current Statewide Precipitation Totals

NWS - Montana Weather/Precipitation Summary

High Plains Regional Climate Center - ACIS Maps

Montana Climate Office - Mesonet



NOAA - Western Regional Climate Center - Climate Anomaly Maps and Tables

NOAA - National Climatic Data Center - State Annual and Seasonal Time Series

NOAA - National Centers for Environmental Information - Climatological Rankings



USGS - Water Watch 

USGS - Water Data Information

NRCS - Peak Streamflow Dates Forecast Table

NRCS - Montana Water Supply Outlook Report 

NOAA - River Forecast Center


Mountain Snowpack

NRCS - Interactive SNOTEL Map

Current SWSI Data

NRCS - Snow Survey Data and Analysis

NRCS - Current Water Year Data

NRCS - SNOTEL Update Report

NRCS - Basin Outlook Reports, Montana Water Supply Outlook Reports


Weather Forecasting

NWS - Weather and Hazards Data Viewer


MDT - Travel Conditions

KRTV - Interactive Radar


Climate Monitoring

Montana Climate Office - Mesonet

International Research Institute (IRI) ENSO Forecast


NOAA Climate Prediction Center

NOAA Climate Monitoring

Climate Explorer 

NOAA, Climate Prediction Center

Northwest Climate Toolbox



Reservoir Storage

DNRC - State Water Projects Bureau

BOR - Great Plains Region, Montana Lakes and Reservoirs

BOR - Pacific Northwest Region, Hungry Horse

NRCS - State and Federal Water Storage Projects


Soil Moisture

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) - Groundwater and Soil Moisture Conditions

Vegetation Drought Response Index

NOAA, Climate Prediction Center - Soil Moisture Outlooks

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) - Soil Moisture

USDA - National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) - Crop Progress and Condition

Bureau of Reclamation - AGRImet

Montana Climate Office - Mesonet




Northern Rockies Coordination Center - Predictive Services

National Significant Wildfire Potential Outlook



Fisheries & Wildlife

FWP-Fishing Closures and Restrictions

FWP - Wildlife Drought Contingency Plan

FWP - Statewide Fisheries Management Plan

FWP - Dewatered Streams Information


Crops & Livestock

USDA - Montana Crop Progress Reports

NRCS - Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP)

NRCS - Drought Information for Producers

FSA - Disaster Assistance Programs



Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) - WaterSMART Drought Response Program

USDA - Drought Programs and Assistance

NRCS - Conservation Funding Opportunities

FEMA - Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation

DNRC - Grants, Loans and Technical Support for Natural Resource Activities

FWP - Future Fisheries Grants for Fisheries Protection


Community Assistance

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services (DES)

Request State Reference Materials

Report Drought Impacts

Bozeman Drought Management Plan (coming soon!)

Big Hole Drought Management Plan

Blackfoot Challenge Drought Response Plan


Community Service Opportunities

Big Sky Watershed Corps

Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Montana

Montana Watershed Coordination Council

ServeMontana, Governor's Office of Community Service

NOAA - Cooperative Observeration Program

Cooperative Fire Reporting


Local Contacts

Montana Watershed Directory

Conservation District Directory

Farm Service Agents

Montana Extension Service Agents

Montana Disaster Emergency Services



How does the US Drought Monitor work in Montana?

Applications Used in making the United States Drought Monitor 

Information on Groundwater and Drought in Montana