Causes of Drought

Posted by on Saturday, December 10, 2016

Drought has many causes. The main cause is not receiving rain or snow over a period of time.

Changing wind patterns that move clouds and moisture through the atmosphere can cause a place to not receive its normal amount of rain or snow over a long period of time.

A drought is defined as a period of drier-than-normal conditions that results in water-related problems. Precipitation falls in uneven patterns around the world.

The amount of precipitation at a particular location varies from year to year, but over a period of years, the average amount is fairly constant.

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