On August 12, 2022, River Rhine in Kaub, Germany dropped below a key waterline level of 40 cm (15.7 inches), used as a benchmark for determining its navigability.
Extreme, multi-season drought in Somalia has displaced more than 1 million people, as of August 11, 2022.
French National Federation of Farmers’ Unions (FNSEA) is warning the country will most likely have a shortage of milk in the coming months as a result of the severe drought affecting the country.
The water level on the Rhine River as measured by the Emmerich gauge in northern Germany is at a record low for this time of year.
Drought and heat have pushed European benchmark electricity prices to all-time highs on August 2, 2022. As a result, countries are relying even more on Russian gas to meet increased power demand instead of storing it for the coming winter season, as recently agreed in Brussels.
Governments from Portugal to Italy are calling on citizens to limit water use to a bare minimum due to severe drought and scarce rainfall.
Unusually low levels of River Po – Italy’s largest river – are transforming the country’s large fertile region, affecting crop production and threatening the densely populated region with a serious drinking water shortage.
Sin City Outdoors ventured out to Lake Mead in Nevada again, showing what lies down at the bottom of a rapidly declining lake. Lake Mead, filled by the Colorado River, is the source of nearly 90% of Southern Nevada’s water.
The Horn of Africa is experiencing its fourth consecutive failed rain season and the worst drought since 1981. At least 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are already affected and there are fears this number could jump to 20 million.
fficials in Southern California have declared a water shortage emergency for the first time ever and imposed unprecedented outdoor water usage restrictions on roughly 6 million people.