Drought

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What is drought?
Droughts occur when a long period of abnormally dry weather leads to a severe water shortage . A long period of time when rainfall is below average e.g. in the 15 consecutive days or more where there is less than 0.2 mm of rain is drought.
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Give two human activities that cause drought?
Widespread cutting down of trees for fuel and construction of a dam on a large river.
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Give two well known impacts of a Drought?
Droughts endanger lives and livelihoods through thirst, hunger (due to crops dying from lack of water) and the spread of disease.Droughts and famines can have other geographical impacts.
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How to reduce the impact of drought?
Hose-pipe bans were introduced in an effort to conserve water. Groundwater fell to its lowest level on record. Some rivers dried up. Low river flow meant that pollution had a greater impact on the environment. Fish were more likely to die because of
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Why are droughts more severe in Ledc than Medc?
The lack of vegetation has meant the animals have had to eat the leaves from the trees. These leave the ground with no shade and so all of the vegetation underneath die off. The trees also slowly die off, these trees usually retain some moisture so w
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Give two human activities that cause drought?

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How to reduce the impact of drought?

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Why are droughts more severe in Ledc than Medc?

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