Drought Monitor

Maps for monitoring current drought conditions through a set of relevant drought indicators.

The indicators were selected to show conditions with respect to meteorological, hydrological and agricultural drought, as well as their combined effect.

Meteorological Drought
Information on the precipitation observed at the automatic DGA stations is available here.
Information on the precipitation observed in the National Agroclimatic Network (RAN) is available here.
This map can be used to identify the intensity of drought or excess of rainfall for each month. It shows the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI).
This map can be used to identify the intensity of drought or excess of rainfall for each month. It shows the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI).
Information on the Temperature observed in the National Agroclimatic Network (RAN) is available here.
Hydrological Drought
Information on the discharges observed in Chilean rivers by the Chilean Water Authority (DGA) are reported here.
Information on the reservoir levels monitored by the Chilean Water Authority (DGA) are reported here.
Information on the snow depths monitored by the Chilean Water Authority (DGA) are reported here.
Agricultural Drought
This map shows the actual situation of the vegetation as reflected by the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI).
This map shows the Soil Moisture Balance for Central Chile as calculated by INIA Quilamapu.
This map shows the actual situation of the vegetation as reflected by the Vegetation Condition Index (VCI).
Combined Drought Index
This map shows the Combined Drought Index (CDI). This variable shows actual drought conditions for Chile.