The Dust Bowl of the 1930s An Environmental

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s An Environmental

The Dust Bowl of the 1930s An Environmental Disaster in the Midst of the Great Depression Background

The Great Plains Dry grasslands between Mississippi River and Rocky Mountains Mostly used for cattle ranching and grains World War I

Demand for food leads to extensive over-farming of land The Drought In 1931, rainfall amounts begin to drop and summer temperatures are often above 100

Drought conditions worsen throughout decade, normal rainfall does not return until 1939 The Storms Black Blizzards Without the

prairie grass to keep the dirt in place, the fine topsoil of the Great Plains began to blow away

The Storms The Storms The Dust Bowl

Black Sunday Black Sunday April 14, 1935 20 storms occur in Dust Bowl region

Day turns into night Effects on Farmers No viable crops No income Foreclosures

Health problems Displacement Migrants Okies Looking for farms out West

Riding the Rails Hobos Single men looking for work New Deal Approaches

Emergency Farm Mortgage Act (1933) Farm Credit Act (1933) Soil Conservation Service (1935) Shelterbelt Program

(1937) Legacy Over 300,000 people left Great Plains - mostly for west coast Plains continue to be an environmentally sensitive area

Dust Bowl refugees meet with hardship and mistrust in new homes US Government sees importance of preventing environmental disasters

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