South Korea: The worst winter drought in 50 years, the damage to farmhouses in the Southern region

Published Mar 8, 2022

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“The paddy fields were dry and cracked, and the barley leaves were burnt yellow. If it does not rain continuously, the green barley field will look like a dream.” The winter drought is becoming more severe in the southern region. It recorded the lowest amount of precipitation in winter since 1973, and problems began to arise in the growth of winter crops such as barley, garlic, and onion. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the nationwide precipitation in January and February this year was only 6.1 mm. This is 11% of the average annual precipitation of 60.8 mm, the lowest level since 1973. It is the worst winter drought in 50 years. In particular, the situation in the southern regions such as Jeonnam and Gyeongnam is serious. Jeollanam-do received 3.8 mm of precipitation in January and February, which was only 5.2% of the normal year (72.4 mm), and Gyeongnam was worse, with only 0.4 mm of rain or snow. Even in Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, and Namhae, South Gyeongsang Province, there was no snow or rain for two months in January and February this year, so the precipitation recorded 0 mm. The problem is that the drought-stricken southern regions are the main producers of winter field crops such as barley, garlic, and onion.

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“The paddy fields were dry and cracked, and the barley leaves were burnt yellow. If it does not rain continuously, the green barley field will look like a dream.” The winter drought is becoming more severe in the southern region. It recorded the lowest amount of precipitation in winter since 1973, and problems began to arise in the growth of winter crops such as barley, garlic, and onion. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the nationwide precipitation in January and February this year was only 6.1 mm. This is 11% of the average annual precipitation of 60.8 mm, the lowest level since 1973. It is the worst winter drought in 50 years. In particular, the situation in the southern regions such as Jeonnam and Gyeongnam is serious. Jeollanam-do received 3.8 mm of precipitation in January and February, which was only 5.2% of the normal year (72.4 mm), and Gyeongnam was worse, with only 0.4 mm of rain or snow. Even in Yeosu, Jeollanam-do, and Namhae, South ...
Source: Nongmin
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