Based on data acquired from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, surface soil moisture has mainly decreased from March to September 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. Farah, Nimruz, and Samangan are the provinces with the most decline in SSM in 2020 compared to the previous year.
The chart below demonstrates SSM variations from March to September 2019:
Also, SSM variations from March to September 2020 are as follows:
The map below represents the percentage of difference in moisture in the two mentioned time frames: