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Case Study:
Australia Drought
Tick Managing Managing the Managing change in
economic physical environment the human
development environment
Section of the syllabus NATURAL
HAZARDS
Location Town/city/region Country Continent
T:
C: Australia Australia
R: Australia
What What are the
Drought causes?
This was
caused by El
When
Niño. A strong
20052006…

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heavy rain and
thunderstorms
along
Australian
coast.
Occasionally
this situation is
reversed and
the cooler
water occurs
off this stretch
of coast. The
trade winds
are weaker
and this results
in droughts.

What are the effects How can the
Primary effects changes be
Many cattle & managed or
sheep died…

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loss of income
for farmers
Farmers had
to sell their
land and find
new work
elsewhere
Temporary
migrations
Floods


Keywords: El Niño (
reversal in wind
direction in the
normal winter ocean
current patterns in the
Pacific Ocean),





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