By Audrey Hall

The Negative Effects of Drought

Drought causes many wildfires, killing homes of animals and organisms. Since crops aren’t able to grow and aren’t as plentiful, the food chain must change and some organisms will die out. The organisms in the water will have a hard time surviving if lakes and bays are dried up. Because of drought, there will be more deaths, health problems and a threat to safety for everyone, and everything. (The picture is a Texas drought that continues to dry up lakes and bays like Spence Reservoir.)

Who and What is Affected by Drought

In North America many states like California, Mississippi, Nevada, Central East Arizona, Oregon, West Washington,and Texas are affected harshly by drought. Drought is affecting the underwater organisms, causing them to die off, the organisms that drink from the water, and also people. Drought is affecting people, causing them to go into water rationing.

What Causes Drought and is there a Solution?

Drought is caused by global warming. It dries up all the lakes, rivers, bays, and even oceans. Chemical plants let off a very harmful chemical which causes our ozone layer to disappear, which causes the sun to hit Earth more direct, which dries out water faster. So in the end, it is humans who cause this issue. Some have thought of solutions like groundwater drilling, fog catchers, and atmospheric water generation, but these things cannot replace the water that we had in our oceans, lakes, rivers, and bays. I propose that we create a machine that turns old water, or salt water into fresh, clean drinking water. Once the machines are built then we would implement them as fast as possible. (The picture is a Colorado river bed in Spicewood beach.)

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(NaturalNews) As California's record-breaking drought continues to worsen, officials have introduced tough new restrictions that went into effect on June 15, 2015. The city's one million residents face fines of up to $500 per day if they are found not to be in compliance with the strict new rules.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/050336_San_Jose_drought_water_restrictions.html#ixzz3tOMu56MP

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(NaturalNews) The most precious resource on the planet is dissipating from the Southwestern United States. The two largest water reservoirs in the country are below 45 percent their normal capacity. Lake Mead, which supplies water to seven of every ten people living in Nevada, is drying up at an unprecedented pace, and further upriver, the crisis proves to be deepening. Lake Powell has now fallen below 45 percent capacity. If water conservation measures are not met and weather conditions do not change, then millions of people in the Southwest could be affected by water shortages in the next 15 years.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/050221_drought_Lake_Mead_Powell.html#ixzz3tONGVT1V