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What are the differences between a drought and the conditions that led to the Dust Bowl?


I am interested in answers that include the economic differences, the physical differences, and the differences that occur on a social basis. The weather channel listed July 2012 as the hottest month since the July 1928 which was the start of the Dust Bowl.

 

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    David Stillwell (davenmidtown) 4 years ago

    do you mean it should or should not happen... how would natural disasters play into this... fire, extreme drought, etc.

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    David Stillwell (davenmidtown) 4 years ago

    how is this different from the farming practices that are in place today in the US Midwest/Canada? I know that there is some erosion of top soil from water run off down the Mississippi have farming practices changed enough to prevent a 2nd Dust Bowl?


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