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15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought situation and phase classification

Biophysical Indicators (Environmental indicators)

  • Below normal rainfall was received during the month.

  • Forage condition ranged between fair to good across the livelihood zones.

  • The 3-month vegetation Condition Index (VCI) was normal.

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15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The month of January was dry and this is unusual.

  • The vegetation condition was fair across the county and below normal.

Socio-Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production Indicators

  • Crops performance was poor and minimal harvest was realised.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • Above normal rainfall was received in the first dekad but it was dry in the second and third dekad.
  • The Vegetation Condition Index was above-normal at 59.26.
  • The state of water sources was normal for this time of the year. Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)

Production indicators

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

Rainfall:

  • In January, the County experienced little to no rainfall. The light showers received were poorly distributed in terms of time and space across and in only one livelihood zone - marginal mixed farming.

Vegetation Condition:

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

15 Feb 2018 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Biophysical Indicators

  • The County experienced no rainfall during the Month.

  • The vegetation condition Index VCI-3Month) was 34.98 in the month of January 2017, showing a decrease of 33 percent compared to previous month.

  • The VCI indicated vegetation condition was moderate vegetation deficit towards worsening trend. The overall drought phase in the county was at Alert in January 2018.

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