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Kotido Drought Bulletin December 2011

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Kotido district received very little rains in December (5mm according to the satellite imageries). The vegetation condition exhibited increased yellowing and shedding of leaves among Desert dates and Neem caused by increasing temperatures with no appearance of mushrooms and mosses, which is normal. The prediction from the Meteorological Department for the month of January mentions that there are high chances (50%) for below normal conditions over several parts of Kotido District.

Due to Brucellosis prevalence and decreasing pasture and water amounts, the percentage of livestock in good body condition deteriorated from 75% to 54.3%. Borehole usage as the main water source increased from 55 % to 70% due to the reduction in the water levels from Natural ponds and Pans and dams.