What Caused The Dust Bowl

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For eight years, it was hard to do little things, like breathing, eating, and walking due to all the dust surrounding the southern plains. This period of time was called the “dirty thirties.” Many people were affected by the dust. Children, mothers, and mainly farmers. The dust bowl was produced by dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion.

The dust bowl was a time of severe dust storms that impaired the ecology. The dust plagued 75 percent of the United States. The dust bowl was created because of high temperatures, poor agriculture practices, and wind erosions. After World War farmers wanted to try new techniques for farming, which was plowing. Plowing caused the loss of fertile topsoil, leaving the lands sensitive to droughts.

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