In Montana, drought is a given. It doesn’t matter whether we farm, fish, or run a business, drought has real, measurable impacts on our livelihoods, landscapes, and even our health.

Montana’s Drought Management Plan helps us get a better handle on drought. It identifies the best, science-driven drought indicators to improve early warning. It helps us better identify varying drought impacts across communities, landscapes, and water uses.

Drought has shaped Montana’s past; through planning, we can shape the future.

 

Drought Plan

Montana is updating its Drought Management Plan. The draft Drought Management Plan will be available for public comment in mid-February 2023.