Overall Green alert Drought for Western Kazakhstan-2020
in Kazakhstan, Russia

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 2 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014130
Name: Western Kazakhstan-2020
Countries: Kazakhstan, Russia
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 82 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 51270 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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China Faces Food Shortage as Droughts, Flooding, and Pests Ruin Harves ... Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:59:00 +0200.

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua recently asked the governors of each province in China to make sure the sown areas of agricultural crops would not shrink and crop yield won’t be reduced this year. At a food security meeting held in Beijing
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UCI engineers evaluate snow drought in different parts of the worldThu, 06 Aug 2020 10:39:00 +0200.

Wyoming’s Mount Moran emerges from thick clouds shortly after a heavy rainstorm, with the Snake River in the foreground. The peak is part of the Teton Range rising around 6,000 feet (1800m). Snowmelt from this area is a major source of wate
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UC Irvine engineers evaluate snow drought in different parts of the wo ... Tue, 04 Aug 2020 22:39:00 +0200.

Irvine, Calif. Aug. 4, 2020 — Environmental engineers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new framework for characterizing snow droughts around the world. Using this tool to analyze conditions from 1980 to 2018, the res
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UCI engineers evaluate snow drought in different parts of the worldMon, 03 Aug 2020 21:21:00 +0200.

Wyoming’s Mount Moran emerges from thick clouds shortly after a heavy rainstorm, with the Snake River in the foreground. The peak is part of the Teton Range rising around 6,000 feet (1800m). Snowmelt from this area is a major source of wate
...(more)

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