Characteristics of the 1999-2004/05 Drought

This section will eventually contain a comprehensive description of the devastating drought that is the focus of DRI.

  • Saskatchewan Research Council Synthesis Report: Lessons Learned from the Canadian Drought Years of 2001 and 2002
  • Global Annual Precipitation Percentage of Normals (1961-90) – 1999-2005 (animated loop)
  • North American Annual Precipitation Percentage of Normals (1961-90) – 1999-2005 (animated loop)
  • North American Seasonal Precipitation Percentage of Normals (1961-90) – 1998-2005 (animated loop)
  • This image was taken near Rosetown, SK in April 2001
    (photo courtesy of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)