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African Drought 2006

Basic Facts
Eastern Africa & the horn of Africa
5 years of very low rainfall
Population had doubled in 30 years
10% faced starvation (3 .5 million)
Tens of thousands of livestock killed.

Causes
Between 2001 and 2006 the eastern area of Africa and the horn of…

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California Drought 2007

Basic Facts
Some places received only 25% of normal rainfall.
Snowfall in the sierra Nevada, which supplies much of Californians
drinking water, was lower than normal

The Colorado river experienced its 6th
year in 7 of below average
discharge,

Cause
High humidity and temperatures above 90 degree…

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