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When drought returns to the Great Plains

Tom Dale

When drought returns to the Great Plains

by Tom Dale

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • West (U.S.),
  • Great Plains.
    • Subjects:
    • Droughts.,
    • Soil conservation -- West (U.S.),
    • Soil conservation -- Great Plains.

    • Edition Notes

      Contribution from Soil conservation service.

      Statementby Tom Dale.
      SeriesFarmers" bulletin / United States Department of Agriculture ;, no. 1982, Farmers" bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) ;, no. 1982.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS21 .A6 no. 1982
      The Physical Object
      Pagination14 p. :
      Number of Pages14
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL237727M
      LC Control Numberagr47000172
      OCLC/WorldCa5194206

      The Plains has episodic, recurrent drought, meaning that people can experience plenty of rain for a period of time, but drought will always return. Early government surveyors Zebulon Pike and Stephen H. Long traveled through the region during a time of drought in the early nineteenth century and called it “The Great American Desert.”.   The Ogallala Aquifer lies beneath eight Great Plains states and feeds about 27 percent of the nation’s farmland. Some aquifers are regularly recharged with water from rain or snow, but not the.

      Drought continued on the Great Plains until However, drought developed in the western United States in and still exists today in some areas. Effects. The drought dried up most of Central Texas water ways. This boat was left to sit in the middle of what is normally a . Extreme drought developed in the Oklahoma Panhandle, and adjacent areas of the southern and central high plains, where conditions had become extremely dry in the short-term as a result of low.

      The weather of the Great Depression years brought more bad luck to Iowa—especially in The winter of seemed like one long blizzard. Snowdrifts ten to 15 feet high clogged the roads. Trains could not blast through the drifts on the tracks and had to be dug out. Coal supplies ran low. Schools were closed. Families could afford to heat only a few rooms in their homes.   The effects of the "Dust Bowl" drought devastated the United States central states region known as the Great Plains (or High Plains). At the same time, the climatic effects all but dried up an already depressed American economy in the 's creating millions of dollars in damages.


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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. When drought returns to the Great Plains by Dale, Tom, Publication date Topics Droughts, Soil conservation West (U.S.), Soil conservation Great Plains.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dale, Tom, When drought returns to the Great Plains. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Drought in the Great Plains. [Lincoln]: Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Wilhite; Richard O Hoffman.

About this Book Catalog Record Details. Report of the Great plains drought area committee. August United States. View full catalog record. Jordan, Zachary Variations in the Prediction of Semipermanent Drought Conditions in the Great Plains Region and the Methods Used to Derive These Predictions Introduction During the ’s, a period of severe dust storms caused great damage to the ecology and agriculture of the Great Plains.

describes the drought in the Great Plains as having a positive mb height anomaly over the desert south- west and a negative mb height anomaly over the Great Lakes. The resulting mid-tropospheric conditions yielded anomalous northerly flow which limited moisture return over the Great Plains from the Gulf of Mexico.

There was also a drought around ; the periods from to and from to were rather dry, and the 19th century overall was a dry century for the Great Plains. While there was little rain-gauge data from the midth century in the middle of the US, there were plenty of trees, and tree-ring data showed evidence of a major.

In the Great Plains, this drought reduced spring wheat yields by 54 percent. Indrought in the Southwest and the Southern Great Plains resulted in substantial agricultural losses, increased incidence of forest and range fires, municipal water supply problems, and losses in recreation and tourism.

A number of poor land management practices in the Great Plains region increased the vulnerability of the area before the s drought. Some of the land use patterns and methods of cultivation in the region can be traced back to the settlement of the Great Plains nearly years earlier.

At that time, little was known of the region’s climate. A drought with nearly the same severity of what happened in the s did impact the Great Plains during the decade of the s, but unlike what happened in the s, the s drought did not impact North Dakota.

The extreme drought of the s impacted mainly the central and southern Great Plains. The Red River in Fargo, Summer Books shelved as drought: The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan, Dry by Neal Shusterma.

The yearknown as the great drought and famine year, was quite remarkable for these hot winds. At Topeka, July 11th of that year, the thermometer at 11 a. stood at 85 degrees, when a heavy dust cloud came from the south with great force.

Before the drought of the early twenty-first century, the dry benchmark in the American plains was the Dust Bowl of the s.

But in this eye-opening work, Kevin Z. Sweeney reveals that the Dust Bowl was only one cycle in a series of droughts on the U.S. southern plains. Severe drought was widespread in the mids, says James N. Gregory, a history professor at the University of Washington and author of the book American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie.

The s Texas drought was a period between and in which the state received 30 to 50% less rain than normal, while temperatures rose above average.

During this time, Texans experienced the second- third- and eighth-driest single years ever in the state –, andrespectively. The drought was described by a state water official as "the most costly and one of the. The largest changes in drought conditions can occur between May and July (when 50% of annual precipitation falls on average).

During the spring and fall seasons, which register lower precipitation on average relative to May-July, marked drought improvements are still possible due to occasional seasonally-intense precipitation. Fig. Recently Published Books About the Great Plains; Recently Published Books About the Great Plains.

Recently published books on the past, present, and future of the Great Plains. most drought-prone climate on the Canadian prairies. Publisher: University of Regina Press, Center for Great Plains Studies Q Street, P.O. Box   The US south-west and the Great Plains will face decade-long droughts far worse than any experienced over the last 1, years because of climate change, researchers said on Thursday.

The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the American and Canadian prairies during the s; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent the aeolian processes (wind erosion) caused the phenomenon.

The drought came in three waves, and –, but some regions of the High Plains experienced. Best books that take place in the United States Great Plains region (Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming) Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

PARTS OF THE GREAT PLAINS, stretching from Texas to Montana, experienced severe drought inresulting in huge crop losses and other problems. These losses occurred in spite of recent technological advances, such as improved soil and water management practices and the use of drought-resistant varieties of crops.Describes the history and conditions of drought, wind erosion, and dust storms in the Great Plains; discusses long-range conservation programs and emergency measures.

this book. page: 4 Facts About Wind Erosion and Dust Storms on the Great Plains. Page: 4 This book is part of the. Great Drought Coming to Great Plains States Wells are running dry as farmers and ranchers across the Great Plains pump the ancient Ogallala Aquifer faster than it .