Drought Bulletin FEBRUARY|2012

Drought Bulletin FEBRUARY|2012

Drought Bulletin

The month of February witnessed gradual return of rainfall in some parts of the country particularly in the South, while normal condition continued to dominate the rest of the country especially over the North. Noteworthy is the degree of wetness in the South, which ranged between mild and extreme condition. As in January, the analysis of the cumulative 6-month SPI also shows minimal threat to groundwater aquifers in some Northern parts of the country particularly over Potiskum, Sokoto and parts of Gusau and Katsina. This is due to mild to moderate dry conditions over these areas except for places around Kano, Jos, Makurdi, Ibi, Yola and Bauchi that were characterized with mild to wetter conditions. As such, residents of these areas are advised to tap the available resource with caution in order to forestall its possible depletion. Normal to extreme wet conditions prevailed in the South except for places like Warri and Port Harcourt that experienced mild to moderate dry conditions (Fig. 3).

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