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Red Cross: Drought and Water Conservation

A drought is a period of abnormally dry weather that persists long enough to produce a serious hydrologic imbalance, causing, for example,  crop damage and shortages in the water supply. The severity of a drought depends on the degree of moisture deficiency, the duration, and the size of the affected area. 

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Nearly every part of our country experiences periods of reduced rainfall. If we plan for drought, then we can enjoy the benefits of normal or rainy years and not get caught unprepared in dry years. Learn more about droughts on the website.

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