A drought or drouth is an event of prolonged shortages in the water supply,whether atmospheric ( below - average precipitation) , surface water or ground water.
EFFECT OF DROUGHT
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.
CAUSES OF DROUGHT
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.
HOW WE CAN PREVENT DROUGHT
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.