Mississippi State Drought Programs

Program Title: Drought Task Force (ad hoc)

Function: Mitigation, Response, Monitoring and Prediction, Communication

Program Assistance or Functional Assistance: No data

Statute or Authority: Executive Branch

Agencies (primary agency listed first): MS Land and Water Resources, Div. of Environmental Quality

Customers Served: Localities, general public

Triggering Event or Circumstance-How does this program relate to drought? Formed as needed. MS ordinarily receives 55 inches of annual precipitation.

Unmet Needs at federal, state, local and tribal levels. Includes changes from customer or "provider" perspective: No data

Program Limitations: MS is heavily dependent on deep wells.

Contact Name and Phone Number: Charles Branch, MS Land & Water Resources
(601) 961-5200