Water crisis

california drought june 9 2021

Northern California under water shortage emergency, farmers warn water is unnecessarily let out to sea

Nearly two million people in Northern California have been placed under a water shortage emergency on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, as a severe drought continues to worsen in much of the western U.S. Mandatory water restrictions have been issued for Santa Clara County,...

June 12, 2021

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Drought ravages California reservoirs, record low levels expected this summer

Severe drought has caused California's reservoirs to run low, with Lake Oroville expected to reach a record low later this summer. Nearly three-quarters of the state is suffering from the extreme dry spell, with other areas facing a dire water supply situation...

June 04, 2021

water crisis california oregon may 18 2021

California - Oregon border faces 'catastrophic' water crisis, irrigation water to farmers shut off

The water crisis along the California - Oregon border has reached catastrophic levels, on course to becoming the worst in generations amid historic drought in the area. Federal regulators have shut off irrigation water to farmers, severely impacting the agricultural...

May 18, 2021

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Worst drought in 40 years hits southern Madagascar

Parts of southern Madagascar are under the worst drought conditions since at least 1981. The region is now in its fifth year of drought which wiped out harvests and hampered access to food. In three months to January 2021, there was less than 50% of the normal...

May 12, 2021

taiwan drought may 2021

Water reservoirs drop to critical levels as Taiwan suffers worst drought on record

Taiwan’s water reservoirs have dropped to critical levels in May 2021 in what is now the country's worst drought in 56 years. The government has allotted money to explore new sources of water and is using geoengineering planes to dump cloud-seeding...

May 10, 2021

drought china feb 2021

More than 330 000 people affected by drinking water shortage as drought hits southern and eastern China

More than 330 000 people in rural areas of southern and eastern China are facing a drinking water shortage due to drought affecting the region since October 2020, the government said. About 2.4 million people had already been impacted by the dry spell, and concerns...

February 10, 2021

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Worst drought in 40 years turns tap water saline, impacts health and agriculture, Thailand

Thailand is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, causing tap water to turn saline as the water level at Chao Phraya River-- a major water source-- dropped too low to keep seawater out. According to authorities, the dry spell is also affecting water for...

January 17, 2020

istanbul may face drought after water dam reaches critical low levels nov 15 2019

Istanbul's water dam levels fall critically low

Water levels at dams providing water to Istanbul (population 15 million) have reached critically low levels after long periods of inadequate rainfall, according to new data by the Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (ISKI) on November 15, 2019. This puts the...

November 17, 2019

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Hunger levels in Horn of Africa rise as region experiences driest summer in over 35 years

Save the Children raised warning over a major emergency in the Horn of Africa as at least 13 million people will continue to face starvation following poor rainfall that affected crops, livestock, and livelihood. The area is now experiencing its driest summer since...

October 14, 2019

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Angat Dam - Manila's main water reservoir falls below critical low, Philippines

The water level in Angat Dam, the main water supply for Metro Manila fell below the critically low level of 160 m (524.9 feet) on July 11, 2019 and stood at 159.91 m (524.6 feet) as of 08:00 LT. ​Manila Water said yesterday it has narrowed its supply gap with...

July 11, 2019

india drought

India under acute water crisis, 80 percent of reservoirs below normal storage

84% of the meteorological subdivisions in India have recorded below normal rainfall this season, leading to the acute water crisis. According to data provided by the Central Water Commission, of the 91 major reservoirs in the country, 80% have storage below normal....

June 23, 2019

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Food crisis, further price increases due to the poor 2018/19 harvests, Zimbabwe

Crisis (Integrated Phase Classification - IPC Phase 3 of 5) food security outcomes persist across most of Zimbabwe mainly due to the poor 2018/19 harvests and escalating macroeconomic hardships, the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS) reports. Following the...

June 05, 2019

kenya drought

Persistent rainfall deficits, crop production significantly below average for second season, Kenya

Persistent rainfall deficits are causing high levels of atypical livestock migration in response to below-average forage and water availability, crop production significantly below average for the second consecutive season and food price increase, the Famine Early...

June 05, 2019

drought releif karnataka india

Severe drought in Maharashtra and Karnataka, 8.2 million farmers affected, India

The drought situation has worsened in Maharashtra and Karnataka with 80% of districts in Karnataka and 72% in Maharashtra reeling from water scarcity and crop failure, DG ECHO reports. The State Water Resources Department data on May 3 showed that 3 267 major,...

May 09, 2019

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More than 560 000 affected by drought, Sri Lanka starts creating artificial rain

Prolonged dry weather and resulting severe drought is affecting more than 560 000 people in Sri Lanka, forcing authorities to start continual artificial rainmaking. According to the Disaster Management Center, authorities have launched programmes to expedite supply...

April 11, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at 162 percent of normal, California water supply dream

"With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water supply dream," California DWR Director Karla Nemeth said April 2, 2019, after latest Sierra snowpack measurement. California state officials made their monthly snowpack...

April 03, 2019

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10 million people in Afghanistan face severe acute food insecurity after floods and drought

10 million people in Afghanistan (population 35 million) are facing severe acute food insecurity following 3 years of drought and recent floods. Three years of drought have contributed to massive crop failure, economic hardship, hunger and loss of life, forcing 266...

March 28, 2019