Dust Bowl

By: Brianna Hill and Colbey Thornton

Event Description

The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the land of the US and Canadian prairies. During the 1930s, severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion caused the phenomenon.

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Ecological Impact

The Ecological Impact Was Vexatious. It Ruined The Land By Destroying Over 22 Million ( Or More ) Acres Of Land. One Of The Hardest Hit States Hit By The Dust Bowl Was Oklahoma. The Worst Storm Of The Dust Bowl Occurred On April 14, 1935 Which Is Black Sunday , Carrying Dust Up To 200 Miles Of The Atlantic Coast.

Restoration Efforts

Most of the land was bought by the government during the Dust Bowl. They were turned into national grasslands, so the soil did not blow enough to create a Dust Storm big enough to hurt people. The farmers that kept there land they started switching the crops. They switched to ones that aren't as dry as wheat because once they switched from wheat there wasn't nearly as much loose soil.