Overall Green alert Drought for Northern Great Plains (Canada-USA)-2019
in Canada, United States

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 6 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1013252
Name: Northern Great Plains (Canada-USA)-2019
Countries: Canada, United States
Start Date: End of Dec 2018
Duration: 211 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 103238 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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