Is there a drought Nigeria?
No there's not. During America's summertime, Nigeria has its rainy season and during wintertime in America, Nigeria has its hot season, but there's never any drought.
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A drought is an extended period of months or years when a regionnotes a deficiency in its water supply. Generally, this occurs whena region receives consistently below average precipitation. It canhave a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of theaffected region. Although droughts can… persist for several years,even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage or harmthe local economy. (MORE)
On the continent of Africa, under the western bulge, near the equator. Nigeria is located in west Africa. It's located south of Niger, west of Cameroon and east of Benin. Chad also shares a small border on North-East Nigeria. (see related map link)
Drought affects the whole life in the area where it occurs. All the living objects are badly influenced by the lack of water. The first prey to this phenonmenon are the animals. People keep the fauna from water and water resources away so that human life may be saved. The next victim are the babblin…gs. The little children and their mothers are affected by the scarcity of water, and if the drought remain for a long time the soil turns barren and flora and fauna of the habitat die or migrate. (MORE)
Drought can have serious health, social, economic and political impacts with far-reaching consequences. Water is one of the most essential commodities for human survival, second only to breathable air. So when there is a drought, which by definition means having too little water to meet current dem…ands, conditions can become difficult or dangerous very quickly. The consequences of drought may include: Hunger and famine -Drought conditions often provide too little water to support food crops, through either natural precipitation or irrigation using reserve water supplies. The same problem affects grass and grain used to feed livestock and poultry. When drought undermines or destroys food sources, people go hungry. When the drought is severe and continues over a long period, famine may occur. Thirst -All living things must have water to survive. People can live for weeks without food, but only a few days without water. Disease -Drought often creates a lack of clean water for drinking, public sanitation and personal hygiene, which can lead to a wide range of life-threatening diseases. Wildfires -The low moisture and precipitation that often characterize droughts can quickly create hazardous conditions in forests and across range lands, setting the stage for wildfires that may cause injuries or deaths as well as extensive damage to property and already shrinking food supplies. Social conflict and war -When a precious commodity like water is in short supply due to drought, and the lack of water creates a corresponding lack of food, people will compete-and eventually fight and kill-to secure enough water to survive. Migration or relocation -Faced with the other impacts of drought, many people will flee a drought-stricken area in search of a new home with a better supply of water, enough food, and without the disease and conflict that were present in the place they are leaving. (MORE)
Drought is a condition when rain completely fails ponds, rivers, lakes dries up animals die as there is no food or water.
A drought is an extended period of significantly below average precipitation in a region. Severe droughts occur commonly in the interior and towards the western coast of continents, particularly Africa and Australia. However, they can occur anywhere, and with different levels of severity. Drou…ght is an abnormally long period of dry weather because there is a severe lack of water in an environment over an extended period of time. For a drought to happen, it means that rainfall has fallen below the average necessary to water crops and/or livestock, and to refill dams for months at a time. When moisture near the ground rises into the colder areas of the upper atmosphere rain clouds form. High pressure in the atmosphere causes air to rise instead of falling, resulting in dry, sunny weather. When high pressure cannot be displaced by low-pressure for an extended period of time, the result is drought. Lack of rain may be a result of the El Nino phenomenon, which brings dry conditions to some parts of the world for sometimes as long as several years at a time. This is why the southern continents of Africa and Australia are particularly prone. Desertification is a vicious cycle which increases drought-like conditions, and makes it increasingly difficult for the land to recover. Desertification may occur as a result of man's intervention in the environment, particularly activities such as deforestation and cutting down trees, over-grazing of stock animals, or farming unsuitable crops for a region (e.g. rice, which has to have large amounts of water pumped to it). Some recent droughts are believed to have happened because of global warming. (MORE)
a drought happens in a place where rain does not fall for a long period of time.
In hot dry areas of land. Usually where there is minimum rainfall. If the rain does fall it is usually quickly absorbed into the ground or blown away by the dry air flow that moves along the ground. Therefore the ground is dry and not many things can live there.
No. Antarctica has no rainfall, it is a polar ice cap. It is covered with hundreds of metres of ice.
droughts happen when there is a spell of very dry weather when there is very little rain
Rise in Temperature Droughts may be linked to a rise in temperature which may bring insects like locusts and mosquitoes. Hunger and famine In a drought there may be not enough water to grow crops, or enough grass and grain to feed animals. Food prices will go up and only the rich can buy. If …there is no food people go hungry, and if the drought goes for a long time there may be famine, when people die. Thirst Humans, animals and plants and trees all need water to survive. Humans can only live a few days without water. Disease If there is no water for drinking, bathing or even flushing toilets, there can be a wide range of dangerous diseases. Land Degradation If there is no water the plants holding down the soil will die, and winds can quickly strip the land of topsoil. The natural habitat of native animals is damaged and some may not survive. Wetlands and lakes may dry up. Bushfires When there is no water everything dries up, including the forests and bush. Lightning strikes or carelessness often starts huge bushfires that burn animals, houses and property. Humans are also killed in bushfires. Economy The country's economy may suffer as it may have to import food and support farmers and unemployed and starving people. Social conflict and war It there is no water people will fight to get what little there is. There may be wars in the future over water, when countries hold back river water from flowing on to a neighbouring country. Migration or relocation In times of drought, people may leave their homes and search for somewhere better. These refugees may not easily find another home. crops will die and there will be not enough for everyone The after effects of drought are shortage of water and famine. it makes everything dry (MORE)
Julia Gillard will tell you a cabon tax is the way to go but you can't because it is natural.
One major consequence of a drought is that crops, trees, and planscan not grow to their fullest ability. Because of this, the economyalso suffers as farmers cannot sell their grown products.
Droughts occur when there is no rain in a place for three or four hours.The Earth gets preached and cracks,lakes and tanks dry up; well water goes down,there is shortage of even drinking water.Crops dry up and the price of food goes up.Poor people die, as they cannot buy food.
You cannot stop the drought. You can only alleviate the conditions. You can do this by:. Avoiding using running taps unnecessarily, e.g. when washing dishes and when cleaning teeth . Avoid washing your car or watering the garden with a hose . Install rainwater tanks to catch whatever rain does fa…ll . Do not support unnecessary deforestation and tree-clearing (MORE)
Unless there is man-made irrigation, then during a drought mostvegetation will suffer, and perhaps die. Farm crops will fail togrow to harvest, causing food shortages.
The best thing is to conserve water as much as you can.. Avoid running taps unnecessarily, e.g. for washing dishes or cleaning your teeth . Take shorter showers . Don't use the hose or sprinklers on your garden . Install rainwater tanks to catch whatever rain does fall .
Stockpile food goods and animal feed and hope you have enough to last through the end of the drought.
A drought can cause crops to die and areas affected will have very little water. Many people and animals will therefore die from the lack of food or water. So I guess you can say that it is very effective.
During Droughts, most Governments advise to drink less water, bathe less often, wash cars less often, etc. When a drought becomes VERY serious, there is a limit for each person to use water.
Most of Australia, other than the tropics, has been in drought for the past 12 years. Periodically, shires (regions) are taken off the list of drought-declared areas, but given Australia's essentially dry nature, they are returned to the list within months..
Droughts can be found in all the continents, but Australia and Africa are particularly drought-prone. At any time, there is at least one area in Australia which is a declared drought region.
You cannot stop a drought. A drought is mostly found in the plains and is weather we cannot control.
Well, other then the advice of getting the heck out of there, I would suggest going to high elevation, and try to find a mountain,tree or lake. If you find a tree (works best with oak) try scouring the land near it so that you can mabye find moss to soak up the water supply to the plant. If you find… a mountain, climb to the top. There will probally be a stream, small pond or snow. If you find a lake, unless you're IQ is below zero, I think that you'll know what to do with it. If you not 100 percent sure that the water is clean or mabye has bugs or germs in it, make a fire, get a container, put the water in the container and put that to boil, after half an hour, take it off, and drain it again. It will now be clean. (MORE)
Socioeconomic drought occurs when the demand for an economic goods exceeds supply as a result of a weather-related shortfall in water supply. The supply of many economic goods, such as water, forage, food grains, fish, and hydroelectric power, depends on weather. Due to variability of climate, water… supply is sufficient in some years but not satisfactory to meet human and environmental needs in other years. The demand for economic goods is increasing as a result of increasing population. Supply may also increase because of improved production efficiency and technology. (MORE)
Many Australians have a greater awareness of the need to conserve water. Common practices include: . Avoiding running taps unnecessarily, e.g. for washing dishes or cleaning one's teeth . Taking shorter showers . Limiting the use of hoses or sprinklers on the garden . Installing rainwater tanks …to catch whatever rain does fall The government has sought to find ways to ensure a more constant water supply for Australians. Actions include constructing dams in known water catchment areas, building desalination plants and recycling water. Some towns in Australia that have suffered severe water shortages have had to have water trucked in. (MORE)
Animals, crops and people start to suffer and even die due to lack of water.
the longest drought ever was in the atacama desert of Chile. It lasted 400 years. 1571-1971
no one nose when the first was because drought was maybe there went the dinosaur lived
Use water convenient items such as low water showers and 4 minute timers etc. You can also wash your car say once a fortnight instead of daily
It changes annually. The worst droughts are usually in Bangladesh or in arid parts of Africa.
Most of the times drought occur due to lack of rains in that place which results in the drying of wells, lakes, rivers and underground water sources and eventually leading to water scarcity and thus leading to drought.
Nigeria is rich in Agriculture. It is also one of the highest distributors of oil in the World. It houses one of the biggest Head Offices for the Oil company, 'Shell'
Warm air rises; cold air sinks. The equator is hot; air rises then cools down by adiabatic effect and causes clouds and precipitations. The poles are cold; air sinks and warms up by the same effect. Any cloud then evaporates. If it wasn't for the earth's rotation and the Coriolis Effect, the ris…ing air at the equator would, perhaps come down at the poles. But due to the Coriolis Effect that makes any slow fluid displacement to move to the left in the southern hemisphere, it creates zones of high pressure at roughly latitudes 30 north and 30 south. This is where you find most of the deserts on earth. Australia is subject to that high pressure zone. (MORE)
A drought is not the sort of natural disaster that sweeps in suddenly, taking people unaware. It is a slow, gradual process, and physical danger is not an issue. The biggest problem is long-term water loss and restrictions, and this is best addressed by careful conservation and usage of water at all… times. (MORE)
When a drought is over, farmers can plant their crops again, villagers can grow their food again, urban dwellers can water their lawns again, wild herbivores will have vegetation to eat and wild carnivores will feed on the increased numbers of herbivores. Many will be happy, though not all the herbi…vores. (MORE)
a drought is a period of low precipitation In the winter in Florida there is a drought because it does not snow or rain.
Droughts can be predicted up to a point. Meteorologists can use current and past weather patterns and climate trends to determine whether or not these meteorological influences will result in reduced rain in a particular region. The El Nino weather pattern, for example, brings dry conditions to A…ustralia which invariably result in drought in many areas of the country. El Nino is known to occur on average every 2-7 years, and oceanographers and meteorologists watching the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) can determine whether the region is entering an El Nino phase. (MORE)
The word drought is a noun, although sometimes used as an adjective (drought conditions), the correct adjective form is droughty.
a drought is where there is no rainfall for a long period of time making vegetation unable to grow and animals unable to survive. :)
You cannot get rid of a drought. A drought will end when the weather conditions change.
Regularly and at a tremendous cost to the water reserves of the Colorado River watershed.
It is forned by a lack of rainfall, high pressure weather, mountains prevent rainfalls from reaching other side of the moutain that needs rain, poor farming, and many fertilizers can make soil lose its moisture. Hope I helped :)
Precipitation, most likely rain, But can rain somewhere else, and flash flood, or just ephemeral rivers/streams form
Almost any region of Australia, apart from the tropics, can be indrought at any time. Periodically, shires (regions) are taken offthe list of drought-declared areas, but given Australia'sessentially dry nature, they are returned to the list withinmonths. In 2013, Australia is emerging from a La Nin…a weather pattern,which brought rain and caused flooding in many parts of the countryIn previous years. So, while there are some regions of Australiathat are currently drought-declared, this number is fewer than mostyears. (MORE)
mainly austrailia because of its dry and humid departure's but it is suprisingly very nice and the 2nd, asia because there was a devastaing drought that starves over 10 million people D:
There are droughts in Chile . They have droughts over there because it doesn't even rain. The last one they had happened for the last 400 years ago!
Nigeria is locates in the second popular continent in the worldafrica and its divided into poor and rich people and have popularland marks and rich people in africa have rich people clothes andmansions and have cars from the usa now today africa is cool butasia is number 1 popular continent in the w…orld (MORE)
Most of Mesopotamia is hot and dry. Their water came from theTigris and Euphrates river systems, and they trapped it in dams andcanals for irrigation. In years when the rains failed in theheadwaters of the rivers, there was a shortage of water which didnot replensh the warwe storages and spread silt… on the land toreplenish its fertility. (MORE)
the importance of drought is a period when not enough rain and snowfall. in a semiarid region drought is a constant danger