America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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New York Drought

New York is one of the leaders in preparing for drought risks. The state's climate change impact report addresses future drought risks and New York has also established laws designed to monitor water use across the state. By 2050, New York's summer drought threat is projected to double.



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


Is New York taking action?

  • New York is among the most prepared states for its drought risks
  • The state's climate change impacts report covers future drought risks and there are laws in place to monitor water use statewide
  • It has already taken some steps to implement funding opportunities, policies, or guidelines that would increase resiliency to future drought risks, while most states have taken no action