How can drought affect people?

When desperate for water to drink, people will turn to untreated sources that can make them sick. Drought often creates a lack of clean water for drinking, public sanitation and personal hygiene, which can lead to a wide range of life-threatening diseases.

The answer is that drought conditions can also provide a substantial increase in wildfire risk.

What is the impact of drought?

Each different way that drought affects us is what we call an impact of drought. Drought affects our lives in many different ways because water is such an important part of so many of our activities. We need water to live, and animals and plants do too. We need water to grow the food we eat.

Drought can affect irrigated crop producers, by reducing yields, changing crop quality and even determining what crops you grow. Planning your fertilizer program based on anticipated yields and the crops you grow can save you money and protect the environment.

Some main secondary consumers in East Africa are the big cat ike the lion, cheetah, and leopards. The drought has these consumers by decreasing there food source. Some other consumers would be humans, wether they eat plants or animals, the drought has depleted their food source and caused a widepread famine .

How to reduce the effect of drought?

Ways to minimize the 4 types of drought, and drought types. Populations have little direct control over meteorological drought., and conservation efforts. While water conservation is paramount if a region, state or city is under drought conditions, making conservation a habit is also recommended. Some additional items to pay attention too are: indoors, outdoors, charity, and smart irrigation.

What happens to plants and animals during a drought?

Plants and animals depend on water, just like people. When a drought occurs, their food supply can shrink and their habitat can be damaged . Sometimes the damage is only temporary and their habitat and food supply return to normal when the drought is over.

How has the drought affected California’s agriculture sector?

In 2015, drought impacts to California’s agricultural sector resulted in $1.84 billion in direct costs, a loss of 10,100 seasonal jobs, and surface water shortages of 8.7 million acre-feet.

What happens to power companies when there’s a drought?

Power companies that normally rely on hydroelectric power (electricity that’s created from the energy of running water) may have to spend more money on other fuel sources if drought dries up too much of the water supply. The power companies’ customers would also have to pay more.