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  • The Drought In California

    The Drought is still a Problem in California The drought in California is still a problem. It has been the worst drought in the past 500 years. This drought has affected the state of California in many ways. It has caused that long term and short term impacts. Some of the long term effects affect the wildlife and can caused wildfires in the future. It has also impacted the people to conserve water and to not waste too much water. The drought has caused several things that have had a domino effect like leaving some farmers with good crops. The drought has short-term and long-term impacts. Some of the long-term effects on the drought are that the pumping of the aquifer can caused the land to sink and can cause permanent loss of groundwater storage.…

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  • The California Drought

    California, and for all Californians, are experiencing a major drought and it can affect the state economically, politically, and socially. With this horrid condition, many of the helpless citizens and farmers of the California state are expecting a movement and California Emergency Drought Relief Act to be signed by Governor Brown of California to approve of the change to have a progressive time consumption for agricultural scholars to propose a transformation for the drought presently because…

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  • Drought In Kenya Essay

    DROUGHT ADAPTATIONS IN KENYA INTRODUCTION The Lancet commission on Health and Climate change June 2015 list four direct effect of climate change; ’Increase heat stress, floods, drought and increased frequency of intense storms”( The Lancet, 2015). Who. int (2015) describes drought as a period in the climate cycle caused by lack of rainfall that result in lack of water that then leads to food shortages. The populations mostly affected by this climate induced disaster are; people of low social…

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  • Central Valley Drought

    INTRODUCTION This report examines on the issue of droughts that has been affecting businesses in Central Valley and businesses that depend on agricultural resources. The purpose of this report is to provide information in what ways droughts are affecting businesses and what small or intermediate steps to take. Recommendations are there to give insights on how to help businesses and people in general. When much Water is Missing? Central Valley is not the only region that is being affected by…

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  • Pro California Drought

    wondered what a drought is? Is it related to weather or something else? Is it a major problem that’s affecting people in such a negative way? First, let’s discuss what a drought is. A drought is a common term that is used to describe a very long period of constant, dry weather that provides little to no rain. It’s what is causing you and others to replace your garden with succulents and rocks. Not only that, it’s also causing you and others to watch how much water you use. If you go over the…

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  • The Importance Of Drought In California

    always there when we need it. However, in California, water is diminishing. Residents are finding out that they cannot take a shower, brush their teeth, or even drink water. “You don’t think of water as a privilege until you don’t have it anymore,” says Yolanda Serrato. Lakes and rivers are disappearing and thousands crops are dying because there is not sufficient water circulation. Since water plays such an important role in our lives, we should do whatever is possible to conserve it. To…

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  • The Dangers Of A Drought In The Dust Bowl

    The dangers of a drought How to manage through a drought There are multiple different types of climate variation that affect the earth, but one that affects all the living is drought. The definition of drought is a long period of dry weather. Most of us are unprepared for a period of drought. Although we all are aware that drought is an uncontrollable disaster, how can man manage the divesting outcome that a drought has caused? There are many different things that drought can destroy. Plants…

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  • The Importance Of Drought In Coachella Valley

    According to a study by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California’s current drought have produced the worst drought conditions in 1,200 years. A key component to this drought, is the substantial water consumption in the Coachella Valley, a valley located in Southern California. Residents all throughout California, and even outside of the state, are putting partial blame onto the valley for facilitating in this severe…

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  • California Drought Essay

    A drought is defined as a “period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problems” (USGS). Water years are counted from October 1 to September 30, meaning we just recently entered a new water year. One of the most well-known and troublesome droughts in the United States is the California Drought. It began in 2011 and is now entering its sixth year of drought in 2016. It is described as the worst drought in 1,200 years California has seen (House Committee). The period of…

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  • Drought And Agricultural Desertification

    Drought is the condition of insufficient moisture brought about by a deficit in precipitation over a period of time (Doesken, N.J., Kleist, J., & McKee, T.B., 1993). Drought only means that the average amount of moisture or rainfall that would satisfy agricultural, livestock, domestic use, among others is not fully met (Kassas, 1995). Desertification is defined by the United Nations Environment Programme or UNEP as land degradation in dry sub humid, arid, and semi-arid areas caused by various…

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