Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
Drought Phase: NORMAL
50% of biophysical indicators show fluctuations below the expected seasonal range.
Below normal rainfall of 0.57 mm received within the month of February which is below average at this time of the year.
The vegetation condition index VCI-3month for the County is above normal ranges but on a worsening trend. This is attributed to ongoing dry spell.
Water in the pans is below normal (35-50%)
Socio Economic Indicators (Impact Indicators)
Livestock have started migrating from their traditional grazing grounds to dry season fall back zones.
Livestock body condition is fair in agro-pastoral and irrigated but poor and worsening in Pastoral livelihood zones.
Milk production is normal but on declining trend. Attributed to diminishing pasture and water.
Terms of trade are still within normal range and favourable to pastoral livelihoods.
Distances to water sources for households have increased.
MUAC is at 13% this is slightly below the threshold point of 15%.
Worsened compared to that of last month.
Occurrence of waterborne/water related diseases is below normal, no water contamination reported.