The National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) issued an alert and indicated that the average temperature in the highlands and eastern increased to 2 ° C, and in the valleys was up to 1.7 ° C generating what is known as the worst drought of the last 25 years. Rural Development Minister, Cesar Cocarico, highlighted the severity of the situation that affected some 45,863 farming families: "After 25 years we have an extraordinary phenomenon and is not present in the territory only two months ago, but since January." The departments of Potosi, Oruro and Chuquisaca are the most affected by extreme weather associated with El Niño which in turn caused the warming waters of the Pacific Ocean. So far there are already about 19 thousand hectares of crops which were affected in the department of Cochabamba, in central Bolivia area. Crops of peanuts, potatoes, peppers, amaranth, corn, wheat, beans, peas, quinoa, barley, bean, goose, rice, soybeans and chia, are the most affected and also in some populated areas an invasion of rats looking originated shelter from the heat. Monitoring Fire Authority and Social Control of Forests and Land (ABT), with data until last August 2, it states that Bolivia had a total of 35,574 fire until August, 24,334 more than in the same period 2015. President Evo Morales announced on august 2nd, 2016 twelve decrees; including one to support small municipalities and other rescheduling of loans, cattle export and import of products as fertilizers and other zero cost in addition to the creation of the Program "Our Fountain" in the absence of water.