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Dust Bowl 1934 (Dirty Thirties) (Tiger )


· Due to the over cultivating and farming of land, the soiL became nutrient free and grasses died, causing loose soil.
· High winds picked up the soil and began carrying it in clouds of Dust.
· Some clouds went as far as the east coast. Causing a massive drought.
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· Many farming families were forced to move in order to find jobs.
· The most affected areas were around the panhandle of Oklahoma.

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· It was easily preventable, with the use of crop rotation, or any other method of allowing the soil to regenerate itself.
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Dust Bowl (Paige Erickson)

One the worst climatic events to take place in the United States, which hit the southern plains the hardest and caused major devastation to an already depressed area. Many farms went bankrupt, crops and livestock were damaged. There were many tornadoes, blizzards, floods, droughts, and dirt storms. It hit mainly in the southern plains, in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma. It lasted from about 1930 through 1936, and in some areas through 1940. There have been said to be many different reasons that caused this. Some say that the cooler than normal temperatures of the Pacific ocean, and the warmer than normal Atlantic Ocean conditions caused it because of the unstable sea surface temperatures, which resulted in dry air and high temperatures in the mid west. Many were forced to pack up what they could and move elsewhere, mainly California. There were 14 severe dust storms in 1932 and in 1933 there were 38 of them reported. In 1937 there were 134 dust storms. These dust storms were called black blizzards. By 1934, The Yearbook of Agriculture announces that 100 million acres have lost all or most of their topsoil, another 125 million acres are about to and 35 million acres cannot grow crops of any kind.

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