Overall Green alert Drought for Northern Brazil-2023
in Brazil

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 3 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1016449
Name: Northern Brazil-2023
Countries: Brazil
Start Date: End of Apr 2023
Duration: 162 days
Impact: Minor impact for agricultural drought in 497569 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Brazil: Dramatic drought in the Amazon2023-09-30T10:40+0200.

The Amazon rainforest is experiencing a severe drought: River levels dropped significantly, fish are dying and the human population is suffering as well. The weather phenomenon El Nino and climate change are to blame. Boats can still trave
Bolivia faces water shortage as winter heat wave drives drought2023-09-29T23:16+0200.

FILE PHOTO: Isabel Apaza and Gabriel Flores sail in their boat through a narrow water path near the shore of Lake Titicaca in drought season in Huarina, Bolivia August 3, 2023. REUTERS/Claudia Morales/File Photo. LA PAZ (Reuters) – A prolo
Bolivia faces water shortage as winter heat wave drives drought2023-09-29T10:30+0200.

LA PAZ - A prolonged drought in Bolivia and one of the hottest winters on record is threatening to leave parts of the South American country short of water, including in the high-altitude city of El Alto, some 4,000 meters above sea level.
China trade council asks U.S. to carefully consider tech investment ba ... 2023-09-29T08:02+0200.

Deputy Defence Minister Yunus-Bek Yevkurov also attended the meeting.MOSCOW (Reuters) Russian President Vladimir Putin met Andrei Troshev, formerly a top Wagner mercenary commander, to discuss... Waterways are drying, and river levels are

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