COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Oklahoma drought kindles spectre of 1930s 'Dust Bowl'
Description: In the Oklahoma Panhandle, the most remote area of the state, recent rainfall has been so meager that fears have been kindled of a return to the apocalyptic "Dust Bowl" scenes of the 1930s. All too often here, when the land is baked dry, the winds can strip away an inch of precious topsoil in as little as 24 hours, soil that has taken centuries to form. [Source: BBC News]
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Source: BBC News
Publish Date: 7/2/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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