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Drought condition of abnormally dry weather within a geographic region where some rain might usually be expected A drought is thus quite different from a dry climate which designates a region that is normally or at least seasonally dry Athough the quantity of the worlds freshwater resourses is more than adeguate to meet human needs but uneven distribution from place to place can result in serious droughts The word drought is applied to a time where an unusual shortage of rain causes a serious hydrological imbalance Water-supply reservoirs are empty wells dry up and crop damage ensues The severity of the drought is determened by the degree of moisture deficiency its lengh and the size of the area affected If the drought is short it is known as a dry spell or partial drought A partial drought is usually defined as more than 14 days without a notable amount of precipitation onthe other hand a drought may last for years Droughts tend to be more severe in some areas than in others Catastrophic droughts generally occur at latitudes of about 15-20 and in areas bordering the permanently arid regions of the world Lands that are permanent arid is a characteristic of those areas where warm tropical air masses in descending to earth become hotter and drier When a poleward shift in the west ocurrs the high-pressure anticyclonic conditions of the permanently arid regions hit each other on areas that are normally used to seasonally wet low-pressure weather and a drought follows A southward shift in the western winds causes the most severe drought of the 20th century the one that struck the African region Sahel for 12 years starting in 1968 Statistics indicate that roughly every 22 years a major drought occurs in the United States they affect the Prairie and midwestern states the most The disastrous drought of 1933-35 during which large areas of the Great Plains became known as the Dust Bowl is
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