Critical drought conditions across India • Earth.com

Last update: December 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows Puzhal Lake, which is a rain-fed reservoir in west-central India that has been hit hard by drought.

Across India, people are facing critical drought conditions and water shortages. By this week, nearly 65 percent of the country’s reservoirs were running dry.

The image was captured on June 19, 2019 by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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