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02 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall:

  • In the month of June, the County experienced 6-13 days of moderate to heavy rainfall. The rainfall was generally well distributed in terms of time and space.

Vegetation Condition:

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) is above the normal range for the period, indicating very good state of pasture and browse condition across most areas.

02 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Normal rainfall was received during the month of June in the first and second dekads.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index was significantly above-normal at 75.96.

  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

  • Livestock body condition was normal for this time of the year.

02 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • No rainfall was received in June and this is normal

  • The vegetation condition was good and above the normal range.
    Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)**

Production Indicators

  • Crops were at grain filling/harvesting and were in good condition.

  • The livestock body conditions ranged from fair to good across the livelihood zones with no abnormal cases of migration, diseases or death reported.

02 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • Slightly below normal rains were recorded during the month of June.

  • Pasture and browse condition was good across all livelihood zones.

  • The county 3-month vegetation Condition Index (VCI) recorded above normal vegetation greenness in June.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

02 Aug 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Water is adequately available. Both surface and underground water sources were adequately recharged during the long rains season.

  • The vegetation greenness was above the long term average for the month of June.

Production Indicators

  • Livestock body condition was good and stable for all species; they are fat with smooth appearance.

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