This year’s weird winter weather and the end of the drought.
Author: Kathie Dello
Kathie Dello is CIRC’s Coping With Drought expert (aka CIRC’s de facto “Drought Czar”). When she’s not Coping With Drought, Kathie works as the Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI) and the Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service while simultaneously pursuing her PhD in Environmental Sciences at Oregon State University. Kathie’s work includes climate impacts analysis, climate adaptation, state agency engagement, and public outreach for both CIRC and OCCRI. A media maven, you can find Kathie on twitter and read her blogs on drought and climate at WXshift. Follow her on Twitter @KathieDelllo.
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