America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Minnesota Drought

Minnesota faces its greatest threat from drought, but it is also doing a lot to prepare for its current and future drought risks. The state is taking strong action to understand its climate change-related drought risks, but needs to develop a comprehensive adaptation plan to be better prepared for the future.



For more information on how prepared Minnesota is for its growing drought threat, read the detailed state summary.


Is Minnesota taking action?

  • Adapting to Climate Change in Minnesota provides an overview of the projected changes in future frequency of drought and the impacts of these changes on the state
  • Minnesota has taken strong action to prepare for its current drought risks with its detailed Statewide Drought Plan
  • Minnesota could do more by developing a climate change adaptation plan and implementing drought resilience policies and regulations