Jul 08 , 2014

Where's the Water? The Devastation of Drought

A drought occurs when a region becomes deficient in its natural water supply whether on the surface or underground. Droughts can last for months and even years. In general, droughts occur when a region receives less than the average rainfall in an annual year. Droughts can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem, agriculture, and society of the affected region. Contrary to popular opinion, short intense droughts can cause significant damage insomuch as dry periods that last for several years. Due to its impact on agricultural production, droughts can severely harm the economy.