This book aims to diagnose the 1987–89 drought and to draw a prognosis and prescription for the future management of climate-sensitive natural resources–management that can reduce the impacts of droughts and other climate fluctuations in United States.
1. Introduction 2. A Climatological Perspective of the 1987–89 Drought 3. National Drought Vulnerability 4. Drought, Barges, and Diversion in the Mississippi Basin 5. Drought and Dryland Agriculture in North Dakota 6. Drought-Induced Water Supply Problems at Atlanta 7. Drought and Ecosystem Management: The Yellowstone Fires 8. Managing Drought in the U.S.: Problems and Solutions