Overall Orange alert Drought for South Africa - Lesotho-2020
in Lesotho, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014000
Name: South Africa - Lesotho-2020
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 187 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 146335 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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NSW Government splashing $1b on dam projects slammed as a 'band-aid so ... Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:52:00 +0200.

The New South Wales Government has been asked to explain why more than $1 billion of taxpayers' money was being spent on two dams without finalised business cases. Key points: Wyangala dam near Cowra is being expanded by 650 billion litres,
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Australia prepares for bumper harvest as rain boosts NSW winter crops ... Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:32:00 +0200.

Australia is preparing for a bumper harvest after one of the worst droughts on record with New South Wales leading the way, predicting a 300% year-on-year increase. Fuelled by above average rainfall between March and August, winter crop pro
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World: Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI): Exploring ... Wed, 23 Sep 2020 06:46:00 +0200.

By Faiz Alam, Researcher Water Resources/Agricultural Water Management (IWMI) and Paul Pavelic, Senior Researcher Hydrogeology (IWMI) IWMI has conducted a global assessment of a means to better capture and store water from flooding for use
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'Freak events': Karachi floods hint at shifting monsoonTue, 22 Sep 2020 19:02:00 +0200.

ISLAMABAD: Flood-slammed Karachi could face worsening urban inundations in coming years, in part as the South Asian monsoon shifts, climate scientists have warned. The winds that drive Pakistan's annual monsoon, which arrives from the Bay o
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