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Soil moisture deficit

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  •  In 2000-2019, soil moisture in the growing season was several times below the long-term average in the EEA member countries plus the United Kingdom.
  • The largest soil moisture deficits occurred in 2003, 2017 and 2019, affecting over 1.45 million km2 in 2019. Soil moisture content was also low in 2012, 2015 and 2018, contributing to increasingly frequent and intense drought pressure.

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EEA

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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