Overall Orange alert Drought for Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Event summary

The drought has lasted for 19 months. Drought indicators suggest anomalies typical of mild to severe events.

GDACS ID DR 1012806
Name: Mainland Southeast Asia-2019
Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Start Date: End of Nov 2018
Duration: 630 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 453259 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory


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Much lower water levels recorded so far in 2020Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:35:00 +0200.

RAINFALL and water levels in the Mekong river basin are very low this year, compared with 2018 and 2019, said Water Resources Ministry spokesman Chan Youttha. The statement came during a press conference on the “Current Hydrological Situat
China Faces Food Shortage as Droughts, Floods, and Pests Ruin HarvestTue, 11 Aug 2020 17:07:00 +0200.

Torrential rains and heavy flooding, hard on the heels of widespread drought and infestations of locusts and worms, have left China with rising consumer prices and troubling signs of a food shortage.
China Faces Food Shortage as Droughts, Flooding, and Pests Ruin Harves ... Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:59:00 +0200.

Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua recently asked the governors of each province in China to make sure the sown areas of agricultural crops would not shrink and crop yield won’t be reduced this year. At a food security meeting held in Beijing
Mekong River Commission Urges More Data Sharing In Lower MekongSun, 09 Aug 2020 00:50:00 +0200.

By Eugene Whong. As water levels in the lower-Mekong region hit record lows for the second year in a row, a report published Friday by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission urged China, Myanmar and its member countries to share more

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: (1), JRC (32), WMO (1), INFORM (2),