Overall Orange alert Drought for Central Mexico-2020
in Mexico

Event summary

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

GDACS ID DR 1014149
Name: Central Mexico-2020
Countries: Mexico
Start Date: End of May 2020
Duration: 364 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 22868 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Articles: 60 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

Hoover Dam reservoir levels at record lowThu, 10 Jun 2021 15:34:00 +0200.

The reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam has reached a record low level, a sign of the negative impact extreme droughts are having on the region. The falling levels are a huge worry for farmers and people living in Western states who depend o
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Hoover Dam reservoir hits record low, in sign of extreme western U.S. ... Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:29:00 +0200.

By Daniel Trotta and Andrea Januta. (Reuters) - The reservoir created by Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that symbolized the American ascendance of the 20th Century, has sunk to its lowest level ever, underscoring the gravity of the extre
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Hoover Dam reservoir hits record low, in sign of extreme western U.S. ... Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:03:00 +0200.

By Daniel Trotta and Andrea Januta. (Reuters) – The reservoir created by Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that symbolized the American ascendance of the 20th Century, has sunk to its lowest level ever, underscoring the gravity of the extre
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United StatesHoover Dam reservoir hits record low, in sign of extreme ... Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:51:00 +0200.

The reservoir created by Hoover Dam, an engineering marvel that symbolized the American ascendance of the 20th Century, has sunk to its lowest level ever, underscoring the gravity of the extreme drought across the U.S. West. Lake Mead, form
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),