Future Dust Bowl

By Alexandera Bergquist and Gracie Blau

What the dust bowl was

The Dust Bowl was a series over ten years of winded that blew little grains of dirt throughout the west. It was a time of great suffering and dishonesty. Some fled and some didn't and stayed, the ones who stayed were the ones who suffered, but they also learned how to persevere through hard times. The stock market was going down so the people in the west were getting less and less money for their crops.1.)"The Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s was one of the worst environmental disasters of the Twentieth Century anywhere in the world," ( http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div/ocp/drought/dust_storms.shtml).

Why did the first dust bowl occur?

The first dust bowl occurred because people in the west were selfish. They were taking too much nutrition out of the earth. 2.) " It was the combination of drought and poor land use practice that created the environmental disaster,"(http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div/ocp/drought/dust_storms.shtml). This shows how the people were so selfish and look way to much nutrition from the land.3.) "Alas, while natural prairie grasses can survive a drought the wheat that was planted could not and when the precipitation fell, it shriveled and died exposing bare earth to the winds," (http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/div/ocp/drought/dust_storms.shtml). This sentence states why there was so much dirt. It was because of what kind of plant they were using. So there would not have been as much dirt if the wheat did not shiver up and expose the dirt.

Plan Of Action for Preventing Another Dust Bowl

"There will be windy spring afternoons where the gusts lift dirt in the air and the horizon is a brownish tinge, but there will never be another Dust Bowl in the Texas Panhandle. Lessons were learned, progress was made, and times have changed,"(http://amarillo.com/stories/2010/04/11/new_news7.shtml#.VnF4okorLIU).


1, 2, 3.)Cook, Ben, Ron Miller, and Richard Seager. "Dust Storms in the 1930s Dust Bowl." Dust Storms in the 1930s Dust Bowl. Columbia University, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.