Improved methods for the identification of river flow droughts in southern Africa are investigated in this paper, and tools to assist in the realistic determination of the severity of droughts and to provide effective means of monitoring droughts as they develop, are considered.
J. R. Meigh, E. L. Tate, M. P. McCartney. Methods for identifying and monitoring river flow drought in southern Africa. In: FRIEND 2002—Regional Hydrology: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice (Proceedings of the Fourth International FRIEND Conference held at Cape Town, South Africa, March 2002). IAHS Publ. no. 274. (2002) 181-188.