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Synonyms for drought

water shortage


Synonyms for drought

a shortage of rainfall

a prolonged shortage

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That being said, it is also important to question the relevant authorities about their plans and policies on countering the devastating effects of droughts on people's lives, because certain areas of Sindh and Balochistan have been intermittently, but consistently, suffering from drought and famine since the year 2000.
He said the county was facing adverse weather conditions making the drought worse compared to other seasons.
Our country still remains gripped by the drought situation with all the Cape Provinces (Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape) currently declared disaster areas and some parts of the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State.
This training workshop on Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS) was organised in collaboration with the PMD and its basic aim was to train the local technical staff in order to develop and promote the agriculture drought monitoring system at national as well as provincial level to avoid possible harmful impact on agriculture sector in the country.
The Texas Panhandle has become ground zero in a drought that has crept into much of the state just five months after Hurricane Harvey - including areas that suffered massive flooding during the storm.
Recent statistics indicate that most parts of Iran are suffering from various degrees of short- and long-term drought based on meteorological indices.
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.
It is concluded that potassium deficiency could be one factor associated with poor kernel setting under drought stress.
Furthermore Hassawi 2 and Giza Blanka showed higher drought tolerance efficiency (42.
On the basis of SPI index, spatial and temporal scale results indicated that 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2004 were the extreme drought years and fel l under -1.
Among abiotic stresses, drought is pondered as the single most caustic environmental stress, which not only affects the plant growth and development but also decreases the crop productivity.
The current drought affecting much of the Middle East is likely the worst drought in almost a millenium , according to NASA researchers.
Summary: Drought mitigation measures should vary according to the type of drought risk, agriculture scientist says
Are drought issues affecting your community, or could they affect your community in the future?