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- The County is currently experiencing Normal vegetation conditions in EWS classification.
- No rains were received in all parts of the County during the reporting month.
- Vegetation condition; the current three-month Vegetation Condition index for the County showed above normal vegetation greenness.
- The browse situation is good while pasture is fair in all the sub counties.
- The County received good rainfall across livelihood zones in the first and second dekads in July. The temporal and spatial distribution is good. The ongoing rainfall performance is generally normal.
- The vegetation condition still depicted a steady trend across the County as shown by the stability in the Vegetation Condition Index. All Sub-counties recorded above normal vegetation greenness. Forage condition remained good.
- The county did not receive any rainfall in the month of July, although characterised by cold, windy and cloudy weather in most part of Wajir County.
- Vegetation condition: Current VCI in the county recorded vegetation greenness above normal with avci score of 75.1 as compared to previous month figure of 81.92 showing aslight deterioration of vegetation deficit in some livelihood zones with though no significant changes.
- No rainfall was experienced in the county during the month of July. However, cumulative rainfall for the 6-month period covering February 2018 to July 2018 represents 166% of what is normally experienced.
- The condition of vegetation deteriorated slightly as evidenced by the shift in VCI-3month downwards but the level of greenness was above normal across all areas in the county.
- Across the three livelihood zones, pasture and browse condition was good although tending to fair in some few places.
- The month of July was characterised by intervals of calm, cloudy and sunny weather condition with selective parts of the county receiving some showers of rainfall.
- No actual rainfall was recorded in all the rain gauge stations however, water level in rivers remained normal compared to the long term average. Vegetation cover across the County was normal with a reducing trend compared to the previous month.
- The county experienced light rains in the highlands of the county. The lowlands remained dry coupled with low temperatures.
- The county vegetation condition index was above normal. All the four Sub Counties VCI depicted vegetation greenness above normal.
- Farmers were harvesting dry maize.
- Livestock body condition was good for all species.
- Milk production per HH per day was above normal.
- Livestock migration patterns were normal.
- Spontaneous and erratic showers of light intensity were experienced across some parts of the county.
- Vegetation condition cover improved further compared to June.
- Capacity of majority of water sources is over 80 percent.
- The month of July was generally dry. However, off season showers were received for an average of two days. Amounts received were poorly distributed in time and space.
- The vegetation greenness was above normal in all the livelihood zones.
- Access to water was fair. Rivers were flowing at normal levels while water holding structures were 50 percent full.
- Rainfall: The long rains season performed above normal and ceased towards the end of May. Light showers were recorded in the third dekad of July.
- Vegetation condition: The vegetation greenness as depicted by the vegetation condition index (VCI) is above normal greenness across the county.
- The month of July was largely dry with the exception of light rains around the Nyambene ranges and occasional morning drizzles in most rain-fed cropping and mixed farming livelihood zones.
- Natural vegetation is in good conditions in all livelihood zones. Forage was above average similar to the month of June.
- Rainfall: No rainfall was received across the livelihood zones in the month under review with exception of Marsabit Mountain and Moyale which received 7.4mm and 10.1mm respectively.
- Vegetation condition: 3-months Vegetation Condition Index for the month of July was 91.42 which falls under the above normal vegetation greenness strap. Forage condition is good across the livelihood zones.
- The County received off season precipitation during the Month.
- The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing an increase of 8 percent compared to previous month.
- The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in July.
- Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.
- In the month of July, heavy to shallow rainfall spanning 0-7 days was recorded across Laikipia. The rainfall was generally poorly distributed in terms of time and space.
- The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) is above the normal range for the period, indicating a good state of pasture and browse condition across most areas.
- The available pasture and browse is expected to last for at the least 2-3 months.
- The first two dekads of the month received normal rainfall.
- The Vegetation Condition Index was above-normal at 61.82.
- The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.
- Livestock body condition was normal for this time of the year.
- Milk production was above-normal.
- No livestock migration was reported during the month.
- No rainfall was received in July and this is normal.
- The vegetation condition was good and above the normal range.
- Crops at the farms were in fair condition and harvesting of the same was on-going.
- Livestock body condition ranged from good to fair for all the species with no abnormal cases of migration, diseases or death reported.
- Milk production was below normal.
Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)
- Below normal rains were recorded during the month under review.
- The state of water sources was normal at this time of the year.
- The 3-month Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) in July recorded above normal vegetation greenness as compared to the long term mean at this time of the year.
- Both surface and underground water sources are still holding water due to above normal March – May rainfall. However reduction is expected to start in the next one month.
- Vegetation greenness was above the long term mean; pasture was good and is likely to remain so for the next two months.
- The month of July was characterized by cold weather, strong winds with intermittent occurrence of sunny and cloud intervals.
- The 3-Month Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) reduced significantly but still above the normal vegetation condition.
- Pasture and browse availability was good in the pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihood zones.
- Water availability in all sources was good following a significant recharge during the ended rainfall season. Water levels in rivers dropped significantly.
- Rainfall: minimal rainfall was recorded in both livelihood zones during the month under review. This was normal at this dry season period of the year. The rains were poorly and unevenly distributed in terms of space and time.
- Vegetation Condition: The vegetation condition across the livelihood zones remain above normal in the current month. Pasture condition range from good to fair while browse condition is good currently.