Overall Green alert Drought for Great Plains (USA)-2020
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Great Plains (USA)-2020
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 82 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 48635 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Climate change to bring longer droughts in Europe: studyTue, 11 Aug 2020 09:22:00 +0200.

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Climate change to bring longer droughts in Europe: studyMon, 10 Aug 2020 21:33:00 +0200.

Punishing two-year droughts like the record-breaking one that gripped Central Europe from 2018 to 2019 could become much more frequent if the region fails to curb greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Thursday, affecting huge swathes o
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