Overall Orange alert Drought for Western USA - Mexico-2020
in Mexico, United States

Event summary

Mild to severe impacts to people and to one or more sectors of the economy.

Name: Western USA - Mexico-2020
Countries: Mexico, United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 241 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 986307 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 0.25 22 Jun 2020 10:57 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 68433 km2 GDO
2 0.25 01 Jul 2020 16:07 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 98124 km2 GDO
3 0.5 15 Jul 2020 13:57 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 176177 km2 GDO
4 0.5 26 Jul 2020 17:17 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 195002 km2 GDO
5 0.5 02 Aug 2020 08:37 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 48635 km2 GDO
6 0.5 10 Aug 2020 15:27 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 77280 km2 GDO
7 0.5 26 Aug 2020 14:57 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 77280 km2 GDO
8 0.5 06 Sep 2020 16:47 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 87586 km2 GDO
9 0.75 24 Sep 2020 16:47 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 115116 km2 GDO
10 0.75 05 Oct 2020 09:27 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 124389 km2 GDO
11 0.75 11 Oct 2020 12:47 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 124389 km2 GDO
12 1 15 Oct 2020 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 541313 km2 GDO
13 1 20 Oct 2020 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 584297 km2 GDO
14 1 30 Oct 2020 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 790617 km2 GDO
15 1 10 Nov 2020 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1144889 km2 GDO
16 1 20 Nov 2020 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1142820 km2 GDO
17 1.25 30 Nov 2020 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 954901 km2 GDO
18 1.25 10 Dec 2020 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 952631 km2 GDO
19 1.25 16 Jan 2021 23:17 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 986307 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Mexico
United States


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Medium Baja California Mexico
- Medium Chihuahua Mexico
- Medium Coahuila Mexico
- Medium Durango Mexico
- Medium Sinaloa Mexico
- Medium Sonora Mexico
- Medium Arizona United States
- Medium Colorado United States
- Medium Kansas United States
- Medium New Mexico United States
- Medium Texas United States
- Medium Wyoming United States
- Medium Nevada United States
- Medium Utah United States
- High Guerrero Mexico
- Low Oaxaca Mexico
- Low Puebla Mexico
- High Baja California Sur Mexico
- Medium Aguascalientes Mexico
- Low Distrito Federal Mexico
- Medium Guanajuato Mexico
- Medium Hidalgo Mexico
- Medium Jalisco Mexico
- Medium Mexico Mexico
- Medium Michoacan Mexico
- Low Morelos Mexico
- Medium Nayarit Mexico
- Medium Nuevo Leon Mexico
- Low Puebla Mexico
- Medium Queretaro Mexico
- Medium San Luis Potosi Mexico
- Medium Tamaulipas Mexico
- Low Tlaxcala Mexico
- Medium Veracruz Mexico
- Medium Zacatecas Mexico
- Medium California United States

More information

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