Overall Green alert Drought for Central USA-2021
in Canada, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015088
Name: Central USA-2021
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Jul 2021
Duration: 566 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 326187 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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