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US EPA…Drought Response Plan Tool Update

US EPA…Drought Response Plan Tool Update


Drought Response and Recovery Guide for Water Utilities – New Drought Response Plan Template Added: The Drought Guide, originally published in March of 2016,  is an interactive tool designed to assist small- to medium-sized water utilities with responding to drought.

The guide, which includes best practices and customizable worksheets, focuses on short-term emergency drought mitigation actions that also build long-term resilience to drought. Based on feedback gathered from stakeholders, a Drought Response Plan Template has been added to the guide.

This template includes instructions to guide users through the process of creating a plan, as well as a customizable, fillable document.  Still accompanying the guide is an interactive drought case studies map, a multimedia GeoPlatform website documenting, in both video and written form, the unique stories of seven utilities across the country which have responded successfully to extreme drought conditions.  Two new case studies are currently being added to the GeoPlatform, and should be viewable by the end of the year.  Download the updated Drought Response and Recovery Guide by going to:


Patti Kay Wisniewski

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1650 Arch Street

Phila, PA  19103



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