Was Kansas the state most affected by the dust bowl?
Southwest Kansas and the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles were affected most by the Dust Bowl. The dust bowl winds began in 1932 but the Dust Bowl got its name from the horrendous winds beginning in 1935. The primary area it effected was the southern Plains. The northern Plains were not hit so badly but the drought, the blowing dust, and the decline of agriculture in the region had a nationwide effect.
Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, The Dust Bowl was a period in the 30s where there were a series of severe dust storms causing agricultural and ecological problems. The Dust Bowl states were composed of mainly Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. The surrounding Great Plains regions were also affected by the severe dust storms.
Well most every state had been affected by the Dust Bowl but if you mean the actual storm has been in Tennessee it wasn't. The Dust Bowl was in 5 states: Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. I'm not really that sure if maybe part of the storm made its way towards Tennessee but I know that the winds were from Canada. -Wiki-Admin
No, it is not considered a Dust Bowl state. Though heavy droughts led to the the Dust Bowl, not every state experiencing a drought also experienced severe dust storms. States that are considered to have experienced these severe dust storms are Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Iowa, however, is listed as a state experiencing a drought during the Dust Bowl era, it is just not classified as having severe dust storms.
Oklahoma is considered to have had the largest area hit by the Dust Bowl. However, it had less land area covered by the Dust Bowl than areas in Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Texas and the Cimarron counties actually suffered the most damage. It's believed the media's coverage of the Dust Bowl and their references to Oklahoma, has made many believe it was the hardest hit by the disaster.
The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres in five US States with the center point being the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles and the adjoining States of Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico. It was an ecological and economic disaster that did not end until the 1940's. They were termed the "Black Blizzards" by those who lived through them.