Drought

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Drought intensifies in northeast Cambodia

The severe drought in northeast Cambodia is forecast to further worsen this week, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) warned. Elsewhere across the country, more rain is expected until August 11, according to the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM)....

August 07, 2020

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Wildfires raging 'out of control' across Parana delta wetland, Argentina

The Parana River in Argentina -- South America's second-biggest river after the Amazon and the eighth longest in the world -- is at its lowest level in decades this year, allowing multiple forest fires to spread through its delta. NASA's Operational Land...

August 05, 2020

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Cape Town dam levels increase by 9.2 percent after back-to-back cold fronts, South Africa

Heavy rains brought by back-to-back cold fronts over the past few days have resulted in a 9.2 percent increase of dam levels in Cape Town, South Africa, in just one week-- according to the reading released by city officials for July 13, 2020. "The dams in and...

July 14, 2020

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Satellites show signs of drought in European groundwater

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) satellites showed indications of drought in European groundwater in a map taken on June 22, 2020. According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), meteorological drought conditions began in...

July 09, 2020

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Worsening drought in Puerto Rico prompts state of emergency, leaves 140 000 without running water

Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency on Monday, June 30, 2020, due to worsening drought-- prompting the government to resort to water rationing that will leave 140 000 without access to running water. Drought conditions have rapidly expanded...

July 02, 2020

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More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice damaged as 'worst' drought in history hits Mekong Delta

More than 58 000 ha (143 000 acres) of rice have been damaged in Mekong Delta due to the region's worst drought in history, according to Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The MARD, in cooperation with the People's Committee...

June 23, 2020

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Ireland's total grain output in 2020 to drop by 100 million euros after driest spring since 1847

The total output from the grain sector in Ireland this year is expected to drop by at least 100 million euros due to prolonged drought. According to semi-state research authority Teagasc, the overall output will decline from the usual 2.3 million tonnes to under 1.9...

June 18, 2020

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Emergency powers invoked amid worsening drought in Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland's Watercare Services is drawing about 15 million liters (4 million gallons) of water a day more from the Waikato River since June 16, invoking emergency powers in response to its worst drought in 25 years. New Zealand utility company Watercare is...

June 18, 2020

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Mekong River Commission urges more transparency after record low water levels

The intergovernmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Tuesday, June 15, 2020, that China should be more transparent over its dam operations on the Mekong River. The statement comes months after water levels downstream hit record lows...

June 17, 2020

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Worsening drought affects nearly half of north China's Inner Mongolia

Increasing drought in north China's Inner Mongolia has already affected 45 percent of the region, local authorities reported on Sunday, June 7, 2020. On Monday, a sweltering temperature of almost 40 °C (104 °F) was recorded in the area. The regional...

June 09, 2020

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Northern Ireland under worst drought since 1976

Farmers in Northern Ireland are facing the worst drought since 1976. It came after an unusually dry spell and the sunniest spring ever, with records dating back to 1929. Allan Chambers, a member of the UFU's Seeds and Cereals Committee, said the lack of rainfall...

June 05, 2020

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Water restrictions announced in Auckland amid worsening drought in North Island, New Zealand

The severe drought in North Island, New Zealand-- the worst in 50 years in some areas-- has prompted the Auckland Council's Emergency Committee to introduce mandatory water restrictions, which will be effective across the region beginning May 16, 2020. This...

May 07, 2020

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Czech Republic facing catastrophic drought-- the country's worst in 500 years

The Czech Republic is experiencing a catastrophic drought, threatening their harvest and supply of water, Environment Minister Richard Brabec announced Wednesday, April 29, 2020. This has been the country's worst dry spell in 500 years. A map presented by the...

April 30, 2020

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Historic drought in Chile enters 10th year -- the country's longest dry spell on record

A severe drought in Chile's central region is entering its 10th year, setting a record for the country's longest dry-spell ever. Records since 1915, when the nation started data-keeping, showed that no droughts have lasted longer and that the previous...

April 22, 2020

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Cuba breaks all-time temperature record

The island nation of Cuba broke its all-time temperature over the past weekend. According to the country's official meteorological agency, on April 11, 2020, the town of Veguitas registered 39.3 °C (102.7 °F) -- the hottest temperature ever recorded for...

April 17, 2020

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Sea of Galilee expected to fill up for the first time since 1992, Israel

The Sea of Galilee or Kineret-- Israel's largest freshwater lake-- has increased by 6 cm (2.3 inches) following heavy rains from April 9 to 11, 2020. According to the Israel Water Authority, the level reached 209 m (686 feet) below sea level as of Sunday, April...

April 14, 2020

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Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico

The drought situation in the Yucatan Peninsula in 2020 is shaping up to be worst in the past 34 years. Three years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels, making this year's drought projections...

March 21, 2020