Dust Bowl Effects

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"Houses were shut tight, and cloth wedged around doors and windows, but the dust came in so thinly that it could not be seen in the air, and it settled like pollen on the chairs and tables, on the dishes."(Steinbeck). The Dust Bowl was an elusive and constantly moving phenomenon. The entire decade of the 1930’s was unusually hot and dry. In 1930, there was a drought in the eastern half of the nation. By 1938, the scale of wind erosion had dropped dramatically, and by 1941, temperature and rainfall levels had returned to near or above normal and the Dust Bowl had effectively disappeared. Farmers all across the Great Plains apprehensively watched the skies during the spring of 1934. Day after day, the weather offered no relief. The heart of…show more content…
By 1938, the scale of wind erosion had dropped dramatically, and by 1941, temperature and rainfall levels had returned to near or above normal and the Dust Bowl had effectively disappeared. In 1938, there was lots of temperatures as high as 120 degrees. There was dust blowing which made it hard to see and the dust made the erosion when the wind pushed it over the land. The dust banked against houses and farm buildings like snow, burying fences up to the post tops. There was so much dust in the air that i the text it says,”There was so much dust that you couldn’t even breathe.” Dirt penetrated into automobile engines and clogged the vital parts. Housewives fought vainly to keep it out of their homes. The erosion made everything in its way disappear. By having the dust fill up into any areas that were unfilled and the dust filled places up so much that it gets covered and can’t be dug out.The erosion made lots of peoples jobs a lot harder and destroyed anything in its…show more content…
The heart of the Dust Bowl is usually considered to be an area of 300,000 square miles in west.The heart is usually the strongest part of the storm and the most dust. Since the storm was very big, the heart was very big as well. Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and eastern Colorado and New Mexico, had conditions in the northern plains where, at times, equally deserved the name Dust Bowl. The Dust Bowl moved fast but made lots of damage. The damage of the storm made the lives of farmers a lot worse. Many families became migrant workers as a short term employment in the west. The jobs that farmers had in the west had to move jobs in the city so they can make money and get more land. There was crops that needed to be grown so that the farmers can go back to their original jobs. But couldn´t until the erosion went down. The Dust Bowl had the towns engulfed in the dust that it made the lives of farmers a lot more
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