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Table 6 Evidences of climate change impacts being felt in Bhutan

From: Climate change and potential impacts on agriculture in Bhutan: a discussion of pertinent issues

Extreme weather events Year Remarks Information sources
Glacial lake outburst (GLOF) flash flood 1994 Damaged 965 acre of agricultural land [10, 13]
Rice blast epidemic 1996 80-90% crop loss in high altitudes [35, 36]
High-intensity monsoon rain, nationwide 2004 Damaged 39 irrigation channels [13, 36]
Northern corn blight 2007 > 50% crop loss in high altitudes [32, 35]
Unusual windstorm 2008 Damaged maize crops of 320 hhs in Eastern Bhutan [13]
Cyclone Aila/flash flood 2009 > 100 acre land washed away [35, 36]
Flash flood and landslides 2010 Affected 809 acre of land, damaged irrigation channels [13, 35]
Hailstorm in Punakha 2012 30–40% rice crop damaged [35]
High-intensity rain/windstorm 2013 > 100 acre maize crop damaged, erosion and damaged irrigation structures [10]
Hailstorm/flash flood 2015 > 100 acre rice crop damaged [37]
High-intensity rain 2016 > 100 acre rice crop damaged [37]