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Geography Factsheet: 226. Drought

  • Geography Factsheet: 226. Drought

Geography Factsheet: 226. Drought

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    Drought is a complex geographical phenomenon, although its fundamental definition is of a shortfall or deficiency of water over an extended time period, usually at least a season. It is not the same as aridity which is a permanent climatic condition, whereas drought suggests a need for people to adapt to relatively short term, uncharacteristically dry situations. Drought has a long period of onset, sometimes several years, which makes it difficult to determine whether a drought has begun or whether it is just a dry period.