Overall Orange alert Drought for South America-2023
in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela

Event summary

Mild to severe impacts to people and to one or more sectors of the economy.

Name: South America-2023
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela
Start Date: End of Sep 2022
Duration: 580 days
Impact: Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2152280 km2
More info: Global Drought Observatory

GDACS Score

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Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

As of 2023-12-01, this event integrated the drought event Bolivia-2023.
As of 2023-12-11, this event integrated the drought event East Brazil-2023.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateDescription impactSource
1 0.5 20 Aug 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 157365 km2 GDO
2 0.5 30 Aug 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 218763 km2 GDO
3 0.5 10 Sep 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 497569 km2 GDO
4 0.5 20 Sep 2023 00:00 Minor impact for agricultural drought in 748929 km2 GDO
5 1 30 Sep 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 915400 km2 GDO
6 1.25 10 Oct 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1033160 km2 GDO
7 1.25 20 Oct 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1143728 km2 GDO
8 1.25 30 Oct 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 910660 km2 GDO
9 1.25 10 Nov 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1392133 km2 GDO
10 1.5 20 Nov 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1494890 km2 GDO
11 1.5 30 Nov 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 951694 km2 GDO
12 1.5 10 Dec 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2804939 km2 GDO
13 1.5 20 Dec 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 3275449 km2 GDO
14 1.5 30 Dec 2023 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2813023 km2 GDO
15 1.5 10 Jan 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 3383284 km2 GDO
16 1.5 20 Jan 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 3213408 km2 GDO
17 1.5 30 Jan 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2232732 km2 GDO
18 1.5 10 Feb 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2416175 km2 GDO
19 1.5 20 Feb 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2542619 km2 GDO
20 1.5 01 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1956952 km2 GDO
21 1.5 10 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2132795 km2 GDO
22 1.5 20 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2109668 km2 GDO
23 1.5 30 Mar 2024 00:00 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 1747925 km2 GDO
24 1.5 23 Apr 2024 10:50 Medium impact for agricultural drought in 2152280 km2 GDO

Affected Countries

Country
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Colombia
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname


Affected ARU (Administrative Reporting Unit)

RDrI-Agri Name Country
- Medium Paraguay Paraguay
- Medium Formosa Argentina
- Medium Pando Bolivia
- Medium Administrative unit not available Brazil
- Medium Acre Brazil
- Medium Amazonas Brazil
- Medium Bahia Brazil
- Medium Espirito Santo Brazil
- Medium Goias, Distrito Federal Brazil
- Medium Maranhao Brazil
- Medium Mato Grosso Brazil
- Medium Mato Grosso Do Sul Brazil
- Medium Minas Gerais Brazil
- Medium Para Brazil
- Medium Parana Brazil
- Low Piaui Brazil
- Low Rio De Janeiro Brazil
- Medium Rondonia Brazil
- Medium Sao Paulo Brazil
- Medium Tocantins Brazil
- Medium Beni Bolivia
- Medium Cochabamba Bolivia
- Medium La Paz Bolivia
- High Santa Cruz Bolivia
- Low Caldas Colombia
- Low Caqueta Colombia
- Medium Cauca Colombia
- Medium Choco Colombia
- Low Huila Colombia
- Low Putumayo Colombia
- Low Quindio Colombia
- Low Risaralda Colombia
- Medium Tolima Colombia
- Medium Valle Del Cauca Colombia
- Medium Guyana Guyana
- Medium Roraima Brazil
- Medium Guyana Guyana
- Medium Suriname Suriname
- Low Ancash Peru
- Low Huánuco Peru
- Low Junín Peru
- Low La Libertad Peru
- Low Lima Peru
- Low Loreto Peru
- Low Pasco Peru
- Low San Martín Peru
- Low Ucayali Peru
- Low Amazonas Colombia
- Low Loreto Peru
- Low Amapa Brazil

More information

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