Overall Green alert Drought for Western USA-2021
in United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1014821
Name: Western USA-2021
Countries: United States
Start Date: End of Apr 2021
Duration: 154 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 142431 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 814 | About casualties: 31 | Last hour: 0

Biden to meet with Democrats on Wednesday over tensions on spending, i ... 2021-09-22T19:16+0200.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to host multiple in-person meetings with groups of House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday to build consensus around his infrastructure and social spending packages, two sources familiar confirme
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Warm air, more rain and more floods: the new normal2021-09-22T16:31+0200.

By Michele S. Byers. New Jersey experienced its worst flooding in years on Sept. 1 when the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped up to 11 inches of rain on a landscape already saturated from previous storms, including Hurricane Henri just 10 da
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Biden to meet with Democrats on Wednesday over tensions on spending, i ... 2021-09-22T03:31+0200.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to host multiple in-person meetings with groups of House and Senate Democrats on Wednesday to build consensus around his infrastructure and social spending packages, two sources familiar confirme
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The bold firefighting strategies that saved some of the world’s larges ... 2021-09-21T22:27+0200.

When wildfire raced toward Sequoia National Park’s largest concentration of giant sequoias, officials sprang into action. Crews raked vegetation from the trees’ enormous bases. Hotshot personnel lighted low-intensity fires to burn off duff
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),