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Droughts can cause serious crop damage.A drought is a period of unusually persistant dry weather that persists long enough to cause serious problems such as crop damage and/or water supply shortages. The severity of the drought depends upon the degree of moisture deficiency, the duration, and the size of the affected area.

Droughts are unique among natural disasters. We don't know we're in a drought until weeks after it begins, making preparation difficult. Once a drought is underway, water conservation is the only way we can lessen its effect.

If a severe drought occurs in your area, your local government may implement rules regarding water usage.

Water Conservation Tips