Overall Green alert Drought for California (USA)-2021
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 1 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014821
Name: California (USA)-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Apr 2021
Duration: 53 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 29047 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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Biggest heat wave of the year heightens drought and fire fears in Cali ... Sun, 13 Jun 2021 06:42:00 +0200.

LOS ANGELES — With a worsening drought gripping the West and wildfire season looming, California is bracing for the most severe heat wave of the year — one that promises to tax the state’s power supplies while also offering a grim preview o
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Biggest heat wave of the year heightens drought and fire fears in Cali ... Sun, 13 Jun 2021 00:11:00 +0200.

LOS ANGELES — With a worsening drought gripping the West and wildfire season looming, California is bracing for the most severe heat wave of the year — one that promises to tax the state’s power supplies while also offering a grim preview o
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Biggest heat wave of the year heightens drought and fire fears in Cali ... Sat, 12 Jun 2021 22:33:00 +0200.

LOS ANGELES — With a worsening drought gripping the West and wildfire season looming, California is bracing for the most severe heat wave of the year — one that promises to tax the state’s power supplies while also offering a grim preview o
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Hoover Dam reservoir hits record low, in sign of extreme western U.S. ... Sat, 12 Jun 2021 00:02:00 +0200.

(Reuters) – The reservoir created by Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that symbolized the American ascendance of the 20th Century, has sunk to its lowest level ever, underscoring the gravity of the extreme drought across the U.S. West. Lak
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