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26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification Biophysical Indicators

  • The County received insignificant off season precipitation during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index (VCI-3Month) was showing a decrease of 6% compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation greenness above normal. The overall drought phase in the county was at Normal in September.

  • Forage condition was good across all livelihoods zones during the month.

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

** Biophysical Indicators Rainfall:**

  • During the month of September, heavy to shallow rainfall spanning 0-3 days was recorded across Laikipia. Generally, the rainfall was poorly distributed in terms of time and space.

Vegetation Condition:

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

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The first two dekads of the month received normal rainfall.

  • The Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was above-normal at 52.24.

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

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

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26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of September was dry and this is normal

  • The vegetation condition was fair and within the normal range.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Land Preparation had begun in anticipation of the short rains

26 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • The month of September recorded average rainfall amount above the long term mean following off season rains recorded in 3 rd dekad of September.

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

  • The 3-month Vegetation Condition Index (VCI) for the month of September recorded above normal vegetation greenness.

Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

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