The worst drought in 104 years continues—I saw these photos of Pocheon’s Sanjeong Lake on the front page of the Hankyoreh yesterday. Horrifying.
How bad has this drought been? This bad:
The KMA said Seoul had only 10.6 mm of rain from May 1 to June 18, a mere 6.2 percent of the 30-year average of 171 mm between 1982 and 2011 and the lowest in 105 years. Other areas including Suwon, Daejeon and Jeonju got 17-46 mm of rain over the same period, 11-28 percent of the average in previous years and a 45-year low. Average precipitation for the whole country was 58.8 mm, 36 percent of the 169.5 mm average in previous years.
I suppose it could be worse—we could be living a couple of miles up the road.