Overall Green alert Drought for High Plains and Midwest USA-2020
in Canada, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 13 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014320
Name: High Plains and Midwest USA-2020
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Jun 2020
Duration: 403 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 643975 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 355 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: A season of deadly extremes2021-07-29T09:10+0200.

This editorial was originally published July 22 in the Los Angeles Times. The summer isn’t even halfway through and it’s already proved to be a season of deadly extremes. In a little over a month, four major heat waves have broiled the West
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The most intense heat wave of the summer reaches Europe2021-07-29T04:42+0200.

In the coming days the balkan peninsula It is going to become a huge oven that will reach 45 degrees in some areas of Greece, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Romania or Bulgaria in what is already considered the biggest heat wave of this
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Meteo, vegetazione, incuria del territorio: i 3 fattori dietro agli in ... 2021-07-28T16:25+0200.

di Emanuele Isonio – “20mila ettari, secondo le previsioni più ottimistiche. Significa che 200 milioni di metri quadrati di terreno sono stati completamente distrutti. Ci vorranno parecchi decenni per ripristinare la condizione del suolo e
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“Nowhere Is Safe” | Summer of Fire and Floods | Heat Waves Batter Coun ... 2021-07-27T18:59+0200.

· “Nowhere Is Safe”: Heat Shatters Vision of Pacific North-West as Climate Refuge. · Extreme Heat Triggers Mass Die-Offs and Stress for Wildlife in the West. · Wildfires Have Erupted Across the Globe, Scorching Places that Rarely Burned Bef
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),