Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2021
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014821
Name: Western USA-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Apr 2021
Duration: 229 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 91703 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1113 | About casualties: 31 | Last hour: 0

Crece la superficie de tierras estériles2021-12-06T13:39+0100.

“Hay un enorme conjunto de pruebas que indican que la desertificación ya afecta la producción de alimentos y socava los rendimientos agrícolas”, advirtió Alisher Mirzabaev, economista agrario de la Universidad de Bonn en Alemania, que ayudó
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The ‘Feast And Famine’ Perspective On Precipitation And Climate Change2021-12-06T00:20+0100.

Two separate things caught my attention this week and really placed into context the challenges that climate change presents when it comes to precipitation. As an atmospheric sciences expert, I have been in rooms in which high-level policym
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Desertificación pone en riesgo a 500 millones de personas Los estragos ... 2021-12-05T12:43+0100.

Global Desertificación pone en riesgo a 500 millones de personas. Los estragos que deja la crisis climática se han acelerado en tierras del noreste de Brasil, el norte de China y el norte de África hasta regiones lejanas de Rusia y el suroe
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The ‘Feast And Famine’ Perspective On Precipitation And Climate Change2021-12-04T16:43+0100.

Two separate things caught my attention this week and really placed into context the challenges that climate change presents when it comes to precipitation. As an atmospheric sciences expert, I have been in rooms in which high-level policym
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),