Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Mexico-2020
in Mexico

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014149
Name: Central Mexico-2020
Countries: Mexico
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 330 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 34416 km2
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),