Overall Orange alert Drought for Syria, Iraq, Northern Iran-2020
in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Turkey

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 8 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of severe to extreme events.

GDACS ID DR 1014392
Name: Syria, Iraq, Northern Iran-2020
Countries: Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Turkey
Start Date: End of Aug 2020
Duration: 296 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 601689 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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A livello globale, luglio 2019 è stato il mese più caldo di tutti i te ... Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:10:00 +0200.

Il luglio appena trascorso è stato il mese più caldo mai registrato sul Pianeta. Secondo i dati di Copernico , la rete di osservazione satellitare dell'Unione europea, anche se di poco, il luglio 2019 ha superato il record di temperature re
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Cox tightens fireworks restrictions, wants to 'make yellow lawns great ... Wed, 09 Jun 2021 04:34:00 +0200.

SALT LAKE CITY — As Utah continues to deal with growing issues from its prolonged drought, Gov. Spencer Cox on Tuesday again made a plea for Utahns to conserve water and announced a ban on fireworks on all state-managed lands and all uninco
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Is Turkey a water-hoarding bogeyman or yet another nation struggling w ... Thu, 27 May 2021 04:40:00 +0200.

Turkey’s farmers are facing catastrophic levels of drought despite rains that initially staved off panic at the start of the year as reservoir levels shrunk to less than a quarter of their capacity. Water levels around Istanbul – home to ar
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Is Turkey a water-hoarding bogeyman or yet another nation struggling w ... Thu, 27 May 2021 04:19:00 +0200.

Turkey’s farmers are facing catastrophic levels of drought despite rains that initially staved off panic at the start of the year as reservoir levels shrunk to less than a quarter of their capacity. Water levels around Istanbul – home to ar
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), EC-JRC (33), WMO (1), INFORM (2),