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How and Why Upper Colorado River Basin Land, Water, and Fire Managers Choose to Use Drought Tools

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2015-11-01
End Date
2018-11-01
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2016

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Preparing for and responding to drought requires integrating scientific information into complex decision making processes. In recognition of this challenge, regional drought early warning systems (DEWS) and related drought-information tools have been developed under the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). Despite the existence of many tools and information sources, however, the factors that influence if a tool(s) is (are) used, which tools are used, and how much benefit those tools provide remain poorly understood. Using the Upper Colorado River DEWS as a case study, this study investigated how water, land, and fire managers select from among many available tools. The Upper Colorado River Basin (UCRB) was one of [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • North Central CASC

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