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Yowbarb - MONITORING THE CHANGES => EARTH CHANGES => Topic started by: R.R. Book on March 04, 2019, 10:55:45 AM

Title: Worldwide droughts 2019 and beyond
Post by: R.R. Book on March 04, 2019, 10:55:45 AM
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Title: Re: Worldwide droughts 2019 and beyond
Post by: R.R. Book on March 05, 2019, 05:05:09 AM
Here are some global moisture indices:

SPEI Global Drought Monitor

http://spei.csic.es/map/maps.html#months=1#month=0#year=2019

Certain countries and continents in the Southern Hemisphere bordering the Indian Ocean appear to be facing the most critical drought at present.

Palmer Drought Severity Index:

https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/palmer-drought-severity-index-pdsi

Here's a worldwide outlook for drought from 2030-2039:

(https://crisisboom.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/2030-2039-drought-forecast.jpg)

https://crisisboom.com/2012/01/12/water-supplies-may-run-out-by-2030-in-india-study/

https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-water-supplies-may-run-out-by-2030-in-india-study-1636255

Please feel free to suggest other indices, in addition to these.

Title: Re: Worldwide droughts 2019 and beyond
Post by: R.R. Book on May 09, 2019, 05:03:22 AM
Here is a surprising film posted late last summer, complaining that the largest aquifer in the Western Hemisphere, the Ogillala Aquifer which stretches from northern Texas through southern South Dakota, was running dry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjsThobgq7Q

(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fkansasagnetwork.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F11%2FOgallala-Aquifer.jpg&f=1)

This situation was blamed upon the pivot-irrigation method of watering monoculture crops:

(https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwater.usgs.gov%2Fedu%2Fpictures%2Fwuir-centerpivot-aerial.jpg&f=1)

In view of that fairly recent information, might the severe flooding of this year have a longer term benefit to that region?  If only it had happened on such a timeline that the farmers were not overwhelmed and placed in danger of losing their farms...