Overall Green alert Drought for High Plains (USA)-2020
in Canada, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 10 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014320
Name: High Plains (USA)-2020
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Jun 2020
Duration: 325 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 242723 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Victoria's watch catchments may not recover from drought: StudyFri, 14 May 2021 08:43:00 +0200.

One-third of the water catchments included in a Victorian study had not recovered from a severe drought nearly eight years later, Australian-first research from Monash University shows. Globally, science holds the common view that rivers an
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Climate change and slow-onset hazards 17 mins ago OpinionFri, 14 May 2021 05:40:00 +0200.

Climate change is the changes in the global climate systems over a long period, which can be yearly or decade compared to weather changes, which only occur daily, weekly, or monthly. Scientifically, human activities contribute largely to th
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Victoria's watch catchments may not recover from drought: StudyThu, 13 May 2021 21:02:00 +0200.

Credit: Monash University. One-third of the water catchments included in a Victorian study had not recovered from a severe drought nearly eight years later, Australian-first research from Monash University shows. Globally, science holds the
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Victoria’s watch catchments may not recover from drought: StudyThu, 13 May 2021 20:39:00 +0200.

Australian-first research by Monash University discredits the theory that rivers and underground water supplies eventually replenish following droughts or floods. Following the Australian Millennium Drought, one-third of Victoria’s water ca
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