Human dependence project

What is a drought ?

A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in its waters supply, whether atmospheric, surface or ground water.

How does droughts effect our Life?

Our lifes are affected by droughts in all types of way for example, we need water to live, and animals and plants do too. We need water to grow the food we eat. We also use water for many different things in our lives, like washing dishes, cooking, bathing, and swimming or river rafting. Water is also used to help make the electricity we use to run the lights in our houses.

negative effects

increases in heat-related illness, waterborne illness and cardiorespiratory illness, but also mental illness due to crop failure or other loss of income, recreational risks, limited food availability (due to crop failure), and reduced living conditions (due to higher electricity demands).

where do droughts mostly occur ?

Some areas of the United States are more likely to have droughts than other areas. In humid, or wet, regions, a drought of a few weeks is quickly reflected in a decrease in soil moisture and in declining flow in streams. People who use water from streams in these areas may face water shortages as soon as streamflow begins to decline. In arid, or dry, regions, people rely on ground water and water in reservoirs to supply their needs. They are protected from short-term droughts but may have severe problems during long dry periods because they may have no other water source if wells or reservoirs go dry.

how does this effect the animals?

The droughts don't allow plants to grow so the animals will increase.

How to prevent them?

Droughts cannot be prevented. Droughts are natural disasters, and there is nothing anyone can do to prevent them. However, their effects can be reduced, by simple measures such as limiting unnecessary water use.
Disaster Management Drought
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