At what point does a dry-spell become a drought?



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    “When does a dry spell become a drought? No objective definition exists today, observes Cody Knutson of the drought center.” However, in West Texas, the dry spell has to linger for about two to three years before most natives declare it as a full-fledged drought. In East Texas on the other hand, a year of low rainfall may be called a drought.

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    “A drought (or drouth [archaic]) is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply”

    That is a broad definition so it’s hard to decipher its true meaning. People in the states may think a few months without water is a drought whereas a less developed area may perceives that is normal. In their eyes a drought may endure for years.

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