Australia Drought

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  • Australia Drought
    • causes
      • high evaporation rates due to hot whether
        • not much water to replace the loss of water
        • in areas the temp exceeded the average  temperature  by 3 degrees
          • only 10% of annual rainfall
    • effects on places
      • social
        • 4 people killed& 500 homes destroyed in Canberra
          • New South Wales ran seriously short of water
      • enviromnental
        • reservoirs in New South Wales fell to 25% of their capacity
        • 1.2 million acres of forest/ bush around Sydney was burned during the fires
          • destroying 170 homes and damaging national parks
      • economic
        • water had to moved by road tankers to 21 towns in New South Wales
          • water restrictions in Melbourne and Canberra
            • homes needed repairing
    • effects on stakeholders
      • home owners
        • water restrictions
      • Farmers
        • production down by 30%
        • drought caused soil to dry up
      • Other businesses
        • dust storms reduced  viability to 300m, unsafe to drive so employees absent or late
      • Government
        • 10,000 jobs lost & agricultural profit decreased by 30%
  • key points
    • Australia Drought
      • causes
        • high evaporation rates due to hot whether
          • not much water to replace the loss of water
          • in areas the temp exceeded the average  temperature  by 3 degrees
            • only 10% of annual rainfall
      • effects on places
        • social
          • 4 people killed& 500 homes destroyed in Canberra
            • New South Wales ran seriously short of water
        • enviromnental
          • reservoirs in New South Wales fell to 25% of their capacity
          • 1.2 million acres of forest/ bush around Sydney was burned during the fires
            • destroying 170 homes and damaging national parks
        • economic
          • water had to moved by road tankers to 21 towns in New South Wales
            • water restrictions in Melbourne and Canberra
              • homes needed repairing
      • effects on stakeholders
        • home owners
          • water restrictions
        • Farmers
          • production down by 30%
          • drought caused soil to dry up
        • Other businesses
          • dust storms reduced  viability to 300m, unsafe to drive so employees absent or late
        • Government
          • 10,000 jobs lost & agricultural profit decreased by 30%
    • 2002-2003
    • high air pressure case study
      • Qieensland, New south Wales, Victoria, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
  • anti-cyclonic conditions to the air was stable
    • mainly in the  in the East because it in in a dessert climate
      • the Northern  areas have more  rainfall
        • the distribution is caused by the rainforests in the north and the fact that their ecosystems  encourage  rainfall

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