Overall Orange alert Drought for Central South America-2021
in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 18 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1013868
Name: Central South America-2021
Glide number: DR-2021-000178-BOL
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay
Start Date: End of Dec 2019
Duration: 1080 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 712813 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 428 | About casualties: 5 | Last hour: 0

Photos: Lagoon dries up as Peru’s Southern Andes faces drought2022-12-04T00:52+0100.

The Cconchaccota lagoon, located in Peru’s southern Andes, has been a source of life for the local communities in the region, as the reservoir attracted migratory flamingos and animals while residents depended on it for trout fishing. But t
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Lagoon dries up as Peru’s southern Andes faces drought2022-12-03T23:30+0100.

The Cconchaccota lagoon, located in Peru’s southern Andes, has been a source of life for the local communities in the region, as the reservoir attracted migratory flamingos and animals while residents depended on it for trout fishing. But t
...(more)
Photos: Lagoon dries up as Peru’s southern Andes faces...2022-12-03T23:15+0100.

Located in the southern Andes of Peru, the Cconchaccota Lagoon has been a source of life for the region’s local communities, as the reservoir has attracted migratory flamingos and animals, while residents have depended on it to fish for tro
...(more)
Large parts of world drier than normal in 2021: WMO2022-12-01T13:47+0100.

According to the agency’s first report on global water resources, areas that were unusually dry included South America’s Rio de la Plata area, where a persistent drought has affected the region since 2019. In Africa, major rivers such as th
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Analytical report

21/Mar/2022 10:02 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Analytical report

18/Oct/2021 14:30 UTC

GDO analytical report imported in GDACS update automatic procedure

Daily Maps:

26/Nov/2021 03:47 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),