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Introducing: Preparing for Drought in the New Millennium

This draft report of the National Drought Policy Commission is the result of thousands of hours of effort by many persons and groups who have a commitment to improving drought policy in our nation. It is being made available for public review and comment. We recognize that the report is not yet a completed document and welcome your input and suggestions. All comments received by Friday, March 31, 2000, at 8:00 p.m. (EST) will be considered in preparing the Commission’s final report.

The Commission is particularly interested in hearing from the general public on their personal experiences with drought and the effects drought has had on the environment. The Commission is keenly interested in comments from Federal, State, local, and tribal governments.

Due to limited resources, the Commission regrets that it may not be able to personally respond to each and every comment; however, all input will be individually considered.

Comments submitted to the Commission will become part of the Commission's records.

Written comments should be mailed directly to the Commission's office at:

Ms. Leona Dittus, Executive Director
National Drought Policy Commission
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Mail Stop 0501
Washington, D.C. 20250-0501

Please click on the following hyperlink,, to submit your comments to the Commission electronically. If you are attaching any documents to your e-mail, we recommend they be in the Rich text or Unicode text format. Comments may also be faxed to 202-720-9688.

The report is formatted as a PDF file (107KB).  Click here to view or print the report.  It may take a minute or so for the entire report to open.

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