The Dust Bowl – Can It Happen Again?

This is an interesting article by Mark Hopkins at Valley Crest. He talks about the connection between native plantings, drought conditions, and the Dust Bowl. It seems the bulk of action needs to be taken by urban residents.

In the 1930’s the nation’s mid-section experienced one of the worst ecological disasters in American history.  The Dust Bowl  as the period was named, was a result of destruction of native plantings, poor farming practices and an extended period of drought. My Mom was a young girl, in central Oklahoma, during this period.  She recalls the family hanging wet sheets over the windows and doors at night, in order to breath. Each morning the linens would be completely brown due to the blowing dust.

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