Drought Disaster Declared for Counties in Arizona, California
Posted by feww on May 7, 2016
Drought destroys crops in four counties across two U.S. states
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared a total of four counties in Arizona and California as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:
Arizona. Yuma, Pima and Maricopa counties.
California. Imperial County.
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on one or more crops.
ii. The counties designated as agricultural disaster areas, as listed above, include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.
iii. Some counties may have been designated as crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.
iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.
Previous Disaster Designations – 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, Nevada and Hawaii April 22, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Montana; Wildfire Emergencies in Kansas, Oklahoma
- Crop Disasters Declared in North Carolina March 31, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Puerto Rico March 26, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Florida, Georgia March 18, 2016
- Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Nine U.S. States March 4, 2016
- Multiple Crop Disasters Hit Eight U.S. States February 29, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Montana February 25, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in the U.S. States of North Carolina and Virginia February 11, 2016
- Crop Disasters Declared in Two U.S. States February 5, 2016
- Extreme Weather Events Destroy Crops in Georgia & the Carolinas January 24, 2016
- Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Three U.S. States January 9, 2016
- Agricultural Disasters Index