Overall Green alert Drought for Central USA - Mexico-2021
in Mexico, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 11 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1015088
Name: Central USA - Mexico-2021
Countries: Mexico, United States
Start Date: End of Jul 2021
Duration: 435 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 858937 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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The summer of 2022 started with a historic flood in Montana , brought on by heavy rain and melting snow, that tore up roads and caused large areas of Yellowstone National Park to be evacuated. It ended with a record-breaking heat wave in Ca
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (2), EC-JRC (36), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),