Overall Green alert Drought for Southern Canada and Northern USA-2021
in Canada, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 19 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014320
Name: Southern Canada and Northern USA-2021
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Feb 2020
Duration: 719 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 16594 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (35), WMO (1), INFORM (2),