Through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at COG, area officials, planners, and engineers focus on significant challenges like roadway and transit congestion, efficient freight movement, and safety. Learn more about COG's transportation planning areas. Learn more about the TPB.
COG's work engages leaders in various environmental fields from water quality experts to urban foresters. Together, they are advancing regional efforts to restore local waterways, reduce air pollution, increase renewable energy use, promote recycling, and enhance and preserve green space and agriculture. Learn more.
Area officials and experts, including planning and housing directors and child welfare and health officials, work together with their counterparts at COG to help shape stronger communities throughout the region. Learn more.
COG brings police chiefs, fire chiefs, emergency managers, and other leaders together as part of its work to strengthen regional public safety coordination, homeland security planning, and emergency communication. Learn more.
COG connects leaders across borders to help shape strong communities and a better region. Every month, more than a thousand officials and experts come to COG to make connections, share information, and develop solutions to the region’s major challenges. Learn more.
The purchasing and human resources pages offer information on doing business with COG, cooperative purchasing, and job opportunities. In addition, the website features initiatives that tie subject areas together, such as infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
As part of the Metropolitan Washington Water Supply and Drought Awareness Response Plan, COG issues monthly drought reports from May - October. COG also encourages wise water use throughout the entire year - visit the outreach and education website for water conservation tips.
November 2016 - Drought Stage - NORMAL
Wise Water Use Tips for Outdoor Use - Lawn Care and Maintenance
Wise Water Use Tips
Wise Water Use Landscaping and Watering Guide
Current Drought Monitor and Status Reports
Regional Drought and Water Supply Status Outlook - November 2016
COG's CAO Drought Primer
ICPRB's Water Supply Outlook
US Drought Monitor
Palmer Drought Index/Crop Moisture
Current River and Ground Water Conditions
Potomac River Flow at Little Falls
Potomac River Flow at Point of Rocks
Groundwater Levels for the Potomac River basin
Current Precipitation Information
Washington, DC, Reagan National Airport Precipitation
Dulles Airport Precipitation
Climate Prediction Center - Precipitation Outlooks
National Weather Service Short Term Weather Forecast - Washington, DC
National Weather Service Short Term Weather Forecast- Martinsburg, VA