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Synonyms for drought

water shortage

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Synonyms for drought

a shortage of rainfall

a prolonged shortage

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It is a point of concern for the relevant departments because the areas mentioned before are already facing droughts in a mild form, and limited rainfall will make the prevailing drought situation in these areas more intense.
ISLAMABAD -- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Pakistan has trained 27 technical staff members of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) enabling them to implement the drought mitigation activities.
2200) to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), which provides vital drought information to farmers, ranchers, and other industries affected by severe weather conditions.
The key finding of the study was that the time between droughts will likely become shorter than the time needed for areas to recover from drought, according to the lead author on the study, Christopher Schwalm who works at the (http://whrc.
ABSTRACT: Central and Southern parts of Pakistan are under serious risk of drought due to deficiency in rainfall and high temperatures.
The researchers also uncovered patterns in the geographic distribution of droughts in the region, which it plans to compare to the natural variation of regional droughts.
In terms of far-reaching domestic issues today, drought may not appear on the radar of a majority of the public.
These droughts at the end of the 21st century are going to be unlike anything in our modern experience," said study coauthor Benjamin Cook, a climate scientist at NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City.
In Table 2, the numeric interval of various classes of this index is shown, that in order to droughts being more visible, number of classes has increased.
Three quarters of the world's droughts in the last decade have taken place in Africa.
Washington, Aug 06 ( ANI ): In a quest to feed the world's spiralling population as climate change worsens, Japanese biotechnologists have developed a rice plant with deeper roots that can sustain high yields in droughts that wipe out conventional rice crops.
Long-term droughts in southwestern North America often mean failure of both summer and winter rains, according to a study appearing in Geophysical Research Letters.
It is often accompanied with above-normal temperatures, and precedes and causes other types of droughts.