Overall Orange alert Drought for South Africa - Lesotho-2020
in Lesotho, South Africa

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 5 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014000
Name: South Africa - Lesotho-2020
Countries: Lesotho, South Africa
Start Date: End of Mar 2020
Duration: 185 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 146335 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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More than 45 U.S. Geological Survey scientists are in the field today from Louisiana to Georgia, working to measure the extensive flooding across the Southeast caused by Hurricane Sally’s heavy rains. Some early estimates indicate Sally dum

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