Drought Bulletin JANUARY|2012

Drought Bulletin JANUARY|2012

Drought Bulletin

Continued dominance of normal condition over almost the entire country particularly in the North is still an indication of current dry season usually characterized by widespread of rainfall shortage and hazy weather. Nonetheless, few places in the South such as Benin, Ikom and Enugu experienced mild to moderate wetness during the period under review. The analysis of the cumulative 6-month SPI which reveals a near to threatened groundwater aquifers in some Northern parts of the country may remain particularly over Potiskum, Sokoto and parts of Minna, Gusau and Katsina. This is due to mild to severe dry conditions over these areas except for places around Kano, Jos, Makurdi and Bauchi that were characterized with mild to extreme wetter condition. It is therefore advisable for residents of these areas to tap the available resource with caution in order to forestall its possible depletion. Normal to moderate wet conditions prevailed in the South except for places like Warri and Port Harcourt areas that experienced mild to severe dry conditions.The analysis of the cumulative 6-month SPI which reveals a near to threatened groundwater aquifers in some Northern parts of the country may remain particularly over Potiskum, Sokoto and parts of Minna, Gusau and Katsina. This is due to mild to severe dry conditions over these areas except for places around Kano, Jos, Makurdi and Bauchi that were characterized with mild to extreme wetter condition. It is therefore advisable for residents of these areas to tap the available resource with caution in order to forestall its possible depletion. Normal to moderate wet conditions prevailed in the South except for places like Warri and Port Harcourt areas that experienced mild to severe dry conditions.

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