The Late Twenties Drought - 1928 to 1929

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Rivers

The drought of the 1920s was mostly focussed in England and south Wales with severe flow deficits beginning in summer 1921 across southern England for SSI-12. For SSI-3, however, 1920 ended with severe/extreme low flows in Western Scotland.

 

Groundwater

The 1928-1929 meteorological drought did not express itself in unusually low groundwater levels in the few observed records that there are for that period suggesting that it was too brief or insubstantial to produce a groundwater drought. There is no evidence for a groundwater drought in this period in the reconstructed groundwater level hydrographs, however, there is a significant degree of uncertainty in the reconstructions and minor groundwater droughts may be difficult to discern in the early reconstructed record.