Before and after Drought (image) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail Caption The same study site in late March 2011, before the drought began, and in late March 2014, three years into the drought. Researchers were able to study the response of this unique ecosystem to an exceptional climate event. Credit J. Chesnut Usage Restrictions Photo credit required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.