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A period of soil moisture that is inadequate for the needs of crops, animals and human beings
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Our temperate climate is set to become increasingly polarised, and the challenge we are likely to face is can we store water from flood conditions to supply us in a drought.
Drought Monitor report, drought has disappeared from every other part of Texas.
The drought watch was issued on March 24 for Berks, Bradford, Cambria, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Westmoreland, and Wyoming counties.
The Eastern Oregon counties affected by drought are generally dry even in normal years.
Record-setting droughts are in the forecast for the central and southwestern United States, a study comparing past and predicted drought conditions shows.
The droughts that people do know about like the 1930s 'dustbowl' or the 1950s drought or even the ongoing drought in California and the Southwest today - these are all naturally occurring droughts that are expected to last only a few years or perhaps a decade.
JUST a day after the Supreme Court decided to intervene in the worsening drought situation in Maharashtra, the final survey conducted by the state revenue department has revealed that more than half of the total 43,000 villages in the state are drought- affected.
The dwindling storm brought some relief to the parched state, but a new analysis showed how much more rain and snow is needed to pull it from its historic drought.
As the Northeastern United States was blasted by freezing temperatures and record snowfalls last year, many Central and West Coast states experienced a drought so severe that it has become the third most costly insured natural catastrophe loss worldwide for 2013.
9], assessed drought of 1996 in Clorado State of United States and showed that SPI has had acceptable results in determining the time of drought starting and drought progress, and gives even more performance than Palmer Index in monthly scales.
The Agency, which is liaising with businesses, farmers and water companies to meet the challenges of a continued drought, had already declared drought zones in London, the South East, East Anglia and parts of Yorkshire.
THE whole of East Anglia is suffering from drought, the Environment Agency has warned.