Overall Green alert Drought for High Plains (USA)-2020
in Canada, United States

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014320
Name: High Plains (USA)-2020
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Jun 2020
Duration: 325 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 242723 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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