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The Wyoming Condition Monitoring Team (WCMT) is a collaborative effort of state, tribal, and federal partners that formed in June 2020 in response to an emerging drought. The WCMT corresponds weekly to draft and submit recommendations to the U.S. Drought Monitor on behalf of Wyoming, started offering a monthly webinar for public servants in March 2021-- which is recorded and posted for the public viewing, and manages this Drought Information & Resources website for the people of Wyoming.

Vision Statement:

Ensure that conditions (too wet, near normal, too dry) throughout the state of Wyoming, and associated impacts to all sectors, are accurately captured & communicated to the appropriate authorities/outlets, year-round*. Create an efficient and sustainable condition-reporting network that gathers/encourages input from those who work in the field.

*Such as the Wyoming Governor’s Office; Wyoming Homeland Security; the U.S. Drought Monitor; Condition Monitoring Observer Reports on Drought

The following are points of contacts for some of the WCMT agency partners. If you have a question or input you want to share with a WCMT agency that is not listed here, contact Windy Kelley and she will connect you with the appropriate agency and representative.


Wyoming State Climate Office & Water Resources Data System
Tony Bergantino
Acting Director
antonius@uwyo.edu

USDA Northern Plains Climate Hub (NPCH) & University of Wyoming Extension
Windy Kelley
Regional Extension Program Coordinator, and Weather Variability & Agricultural Resiliency Specialist
wkelley1@uwyo.edu