The objective of this project is to build community capacity to deal effectively with hydrologic drought in the context of a changing climate and increase the capacity of watershed stewardship organizations to develop drought education and drought planning for RMs/communities within the watersheds. Communities need assistance in understanding the nature of drought, the impacts on water supplies, and the anticipated affects of climate change on drought in the development of response plans. PARC will process historical weather data and climate model output for particular locations and variables of interest to the watershed/community groups. The results will be communicated and translated to educate watershed groups and communities about the impacts of climate change. Climate change projections will be incorporated into the Water Security Agency’s risk assessment framework and community/municipal drought response plans and information materials.