The ACF Drought Dashboard is a suite of customized information and tools to provide drought information and support decision making across the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. This Dashboard will be useful to a broad range of users, from climate experts to the general public. A key feature will be a new ACF Drought Story Map that will provide the context to help interpret the data and support public education about drought impacts in the basin.
Why is an ACF Drought Dashboard needed?
The ACF River Basin experiences complex water management challenges due to competing water needs between states and various sectors. Water supplies and instream flows become even more stressed during periods of drought, further intensifying the conflict over water. Targeted improvements for accessing and using drought information in the ACF can improve broader understanding of how drought affects the basin, while also providing essential early warning and support for decision makers before, during, and after a drought.
How was this Dashboard developed?
A series of four listening sessions in 2020 gathered input from a broad range of drought information producers and users. This input was utilized while building the Dashboard components to ensure that its design is user-driven and meets the diverse drought information needs across the region.
The ACF Drought Dashboard website launch is expected in Spring 2021.
For more information, please contact Meredith Muth (firstname.lastname@example.org).