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

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 4 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014139
Name: Western USA - Northern Mexico-2020
Countries: Mexico, United States
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 163 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 541313 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (33), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),