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Effects of ENSO in Colombia

Published 15 March 2016

The 2015 El Niño Southern Oscillation or ENSO, a global weather phenomenon triggered by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the Pacific, is reportedly one of the strongest since 1998, robbing rain from Southeast Asia and disrupting rain patterns in Latin America. Colombia has been one of the most affected countries, due to the drastic decline in the reserves of dammed water available of hydroelectric power generation, on which the country is heavily reliant. The resultant droughts have also impacted agriculture, with livestock, coffee, corn and rice being the most affected.

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