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Flash Droughts

Flash Droughts What are Flash droughts? Flash droughts are those that occur very quickly, with soil moisture depleting rapidly. Normally, developing drought conditions take months, but these happen within a week or two weeks’ time. Several factors including atmospheric anomalies, and anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions play an important role. In 1979, India faced a severe flash drought, affecting about 40% of the country and taking a toll on agriculture. An article p


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