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a long period of time when there is little or no rain ฝนแล้ง, ภัยแล้ง, ความแห้งแล้ง)
The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen.
Record rainfall this spring brought an end to almost four years of withering drought.
to move back; to move further away into the distance; subside / ลดลง, ถอยหลัง
As waters recede, some flood-hit people are starting to return to their homes.
She stood inside her flooded grocery store waiting for the water to recede.
to fall suddenly; to suddenly become much lower ตก/ ฮวบลง
Most areas have not received a drop of rain in nearly three weeks, prompting reservoir levels to plummet.
Below-average rainfall is threatening harvests in rural areas and farm incomes are expected to plummet.
very serious and worrying / ที่รุนแรง ที่น่าเป็นห่วง
Despite a record wet spring, severe drought has returned to the area.
Even though the rainy season is ending, it doesn't mean the threat for severe weather is over.
sudden, very great and often surprising / ตื่นเต้นเร้าใจ
Dramatic video showed cars being swept away by the strong current.
"The rising sea is one of the most dramatic effects of climate change," she says.
as complete and thorough as possible; all-out / อย่างเต็มที่
Thursday's test put the entire campus into a full-scale simulated emergency.
The islands are much better prepared today to weather a full scale storm.
a situation that has reached and extremely difficult or dangerous point / ช่วงวิกฤต
The regional drought crisis has raised fears of renewed chaos in Zimbabwe.
The worsening water crisis in has ministry officials hurrying to dig wells.
a wall built across a river to stop the water from flowing, especially in order to create a lake or to help to produce electric power / เขื่อน
The Chao Phraya river basin is likely to be at risk of drought again after the end of the rainy season at the end of October as water levels in major dams remain low.
The dam was built in the 1950s for flood control.
a natural or artificial lake where water is stored / เก็บน้ำ
The reservoir is a shallow lake and its water level fluctuates frequently throughout the year.
Water levels at the reservoir have dropped 14 metres in recent months.
the process of bringing water to land through a system of pipes, ditches, etc. in order to make crops grow / ระบบชลประทาน
Drop by drop, millions of litres of irrigation water are lost every year due to leaks from aging underground pipes.
His farm is using 37-percent less irrigation water, due to improved efficiency.
not enough / ไม่เพียงพอ
Insufficient rainfall and above-average temperatures has put the province under a drought watch.
Local officials blamed insufficient investment in water development and delivery systems.
not during the main time or period of the year when an activity is done off-season rice farming / เกี่ยวกับฤดูว่าง (off season rice is ข้าวนาปรัง)
Mr Wichian yesterday said if the government asks farmers not to plant off-season rice this year, citing drought, it would be bad news for growers.
The Philippines had severe drought in the first and second quarters of this year, hurting off-season rice and other crop production.
to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen ปลุกใจ
The government is encouraging farmers to switch to planting low water-consuming crops.
Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation are encouraged to sign up now for the Environmental Quality Incentives Programme
able to survive in times when there is little water / สามารถที่จะอยู่รอดได้ในช่วงเวลาที่มีน้ำน้อย
The workshop this Saturday focusing on drought-tolerant native plants.
Most of these drought-tolerant Mediterranean plants need summer heat to thrive.
a plant grown for food, usually on a farm / พืชผล
restrict - to limit / จำกัด
Thousands of hectares of India's sugar crop are suffering severe damage from a faltering monsoon.
The next wheat crop is getting off to a rough start as dry weather forces farmers to delay sowing seeds.
using, eating or drinking something / การบริโภค
From all indications., there is a trend toward more organic food consumption that is expected to continue through 2015.
The policy limits the percentage of total rice consumption that China can legally import.
a piece of equipment for making a liquid or gas move into or out of something / เครื่องสูบ(น้ำ etc.)
Powering a pump with diesel can be very expensive.
Howard tried to extend the pump further into the well, but there was no water to be found.
to control / ควบคุม
The state legislature is consider ways to regulate the withdrawal of from reservoirs.
The agency is responsible for regulating commercial water use.
to deal successfully with a difficult situation / รับมือกับ
He is among hundreds of farmers in the district who have switched to growing sweet potato as a strategy to cope with the drought.
The trees are "suddenly" brown and dead, but they have actually been coping with drought stress all season long.
damaging badly or destroying; upsetting or shocking / ทำลายล้าง, ทำให้สะเทือนใจ
Currently in the fourth year of a devastating drought, California has seen 1,500 more fires this year than last.
This devastating disease has wiped out more than half of the crop.
good enough or large enough for a particular purpose / พอเพียง
We've been very blessed by adequate rainfall in the summertime, good heat in the last month and now clear skies for harvest," he said.
Level one water restrictions were announced for the Burdekin region yesterday to ensure there was adequate water supply for residents.
dried out because of too much heat and not enough rain แห้งแล้ง
Water restrictions have been announced across the parched state for the first time in history.
Heavy rain has brought some relief to the parched province.
(of plants and flowers) to become dry and start to die เหี่ยวแห้ง
The grass withered under a scorching sun.
He harvests his sugar cane daily, but the shoots are so withered he is using them to feed his cattle.
to becomes smaller and thinner than usual and to does not look fresh and healthy ม้วนและแห้งตาย
Trees lay uprooted in dead, shriveled piles.
Lakes and streams have shriveled up.
the amount of salt in something สารละลายที่ประกอบด้วยน้ำเกลือ
In some areas of the province there has been a noticeable increase in soil salinity over the last five years.
Researchers monitoring water quality at five stations have found significant increases in salinity.
in a direction towards the middle of a country; away from the coast / ห่างจากชายฝั่ง, ซึ่งอยู่ภายในประเทศ
Coastal Cleanup Day has brought thousands of volunteers to inland waterways.
The town lies a few kilometres inland.
an action taken to solve a particular problem / มาตรการ
The dykes in the area will be strengthened as a short-term measure.
Local farmers are taking every measure they can to protect our natural resources.
to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or increasing / ต่อต้าน
The provincial government is now seeking funding to combat the drought.
New methods are urgently needed to combat desertification.
a deep hole in the ground from which people obtain water / บ่อน้ำ
Wells in the village have gone dry for many of the 100 households.
The community doesn't have a public water system; instead, residents rely on private wells.
to remove unwanted things from the bottom of a river, canal, lake, etc. using a sucking or other device ขุดลอก
The farmer, who owns property there and lives along the river, is against any dredging.
The new channel will be dredged to a 20-metre depth.
allowing someone to have only a small amount of something การปันส่วน, การแบ่งสรร
Two hundred and ten communities in are now rationing water as a result of the severe drought affecting the country.
Some villages have arranged a daily rationing with water available for a few hours.
to give something out to many different places / แจกจ่าย
A proposal to study the possibility of a water grid that would distribute water across the province is facing opposition.
These canal systems distribute water to cities and farms all over the southern two-thirds of the state.
where something comes from / แหล่งกำเนิด
The big tank is the only drinking water source in the village.
The country at the source of the river is quite wild.
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