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A drought or drouth is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply,whether atmospheric ( below - average precipitation) , surface water or ground water.


Drought can also affect people 's health and safety. Examples of drought impacts on society include anxiety and depression about economic losses , conflicts when there is not enough water , reduced income, fewer recreational activities , higher incidents of heat stroke, and even loss of human life.


Land and water temperatures cause drought, Air circulation and weather patterns also cause drought, soil moisture levels contribute to drought drought can also be a supply and demand of water issue . A drought is cause by drier than normal conditions that can eventually lead to water supply problems.


Being mindful of the amount of water you use each day can be a powerful way to prevent drought. Turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth, watering your garden early in the morning so less water will everporates , and installing low - flow plumbing fixtures . All are good ways to prevent wasted water.

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  • global-conversation.png jolly_chocolate | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    27 May 2020

    Thank you for such an interesting post, magical_idea.

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    28 May 2020

    Droughts can be prevented by planting more trees to increase the amount of rainfall.Trees absorbs water from the soil,and releases it through it leaves in the process of photosynthesis.Also when weeding we must leave or plant grass on lands.when there is no plants or trees to protect the soil the sun dries it up retrieving all the water in the soil.When the soil is found loosing its water,it starts to cracks as a result of its dryness.When trees or grass are on the land,it protects the soil from drying by absorbing the sunlight.

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  • global-conversation.png content_engineer | Sacred Heart School | Ghana
    28 May 2020

    As a matter of fact try this experiment,weed a part of land,divide it into two and plant grass on one part.Leave the other part,without planting grass on it.Wait till the grass is grown.Experience the soil on daily basis.For better results plant two trees on both of the parts.Observe the plants growth by taking measurements regularly.I know this won't fail.

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  • global-conversation.png lovable_agency | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
    28 May 2020

    Well,let me add something here,drought has many effects but it also has the good side,this is,
    As plant growth declines, open water increases reducing habitat quality for waterfowl and other wildlife.fortunately water levels in most wet lands draw down naturally at some point,and this is where drought plays a beneficial role in rejuvenating wet lands.
    On it opposite side,it has the following effects,
    When there is shortage of water because of drought it leads to a situation where individuals have conflicts or fight about where they have discovered some little amount of water.this is because the discoverer will want to have it himself alone.

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    29 May 2020

    A drought is a period of drier - than normal conditions that results in water - related problems . With increasing intensity of stroms will likely occur . Temperatures are rising word-wide due to green houses gases trapping more heat in the atmosphere.

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