Drought

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Negative effects on Drought

Drought Causes Many Negative Effects

  • drought conditions often provide too little water to support food crops
  • drought often creates lack of clean water for drinking
  • droughts can quickly create hazardous conditions in forest across range lands, setting the stage for wildfires

http://franklinaid.com/

http://environment.about.com/od/environmentalevents/a/droughteffects.htm

Wildlife and people

  • Birds are affected by droughts by high temperatures and low moisture levels which result in bird loss.
  • ground dwelling mammals such as ground squirrels

drought can cause bacteria to get into drinking water and ducks can become sick

People are affected because droughts cause a lack of water. We need water to wash dishes,cook,bathe,and to swim. Water is also used to help keep the electricity running in your home.

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/wildlifehabitat/drought.html

http://www.euronews.com/picture-of-the-day/2011/02/10/chiles-worst-drought-in-50-years/

drought.unl.edu/droughtforkids/howdoesdroughtaffectourlives.aspx



What we can do

We can conserve water by turning off faucets and spending less time taking showers.