Drought is generally defined as a long period – months or even years - of below normal, little or no rain. But there are also some more precise definitions for specific types of drought conditions. These differing definitions include:
Droughts are caused by irregularities in weather patterns (including climate change, global warming, El Nino and other weather phenomena) that result in insufficient or unpredictable rainfall. Localized droughts may also be exacerbated by poor environmental and development practices including issues like de-forestation, watershed degradation and over-use or pollution of water sources.
In this severe shortage of water affecting sections of the country, we all need to adjust and make do with less water. Voluntary, personal conservation can go a far way in both saving money and saving water for use another day or for use by others in need. Studies show that water use in an average household can be reduced by 30% by simply practicing good conservation measures without any significant inconvenience.
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