Should young people care about drought?

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Should we younger people care about drought? Yes!

Drought is when we don’t get enough rain or moisture, making the environment very dry.

Less water caused by drought means you don’t have water to irrigate your plants and garden. When you irrigate, it helps your fruits and vegetables grow, so you have healthy foods to eat.

Another reason we should care about drought is because when drought happens, our lakes don’t fill up. If we don’t have full lakes, eventually the lakes will dry up and all the fish will die. As you know, some homeless animals need these lakes as a water source.  If they are dried up, the animals have nothing to drink.

Drought is a big problem, especially here in the West. Farmers and ranchers use lots of water for crops and animals. Some might even consider drought one of the worst natural disasters they can face.

Those are just a few reasons why we should care about drought.

Callie

My name is Callie and I am twelve years old. My favorite things are riding my horse (whose name is Radar), playing sports and hanging out with my friends. I have two siblings and I am the oldest. I love the outdoors. Camping with my family, hunting, and fishing are a blast. But by far, my favorite activity is riding Radar to Patterson’s Pond. It's Radar's favorite, too. He loves swimming, especially on a hot Arizona day!

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Debbie Elder
Debbie Elder
3 months ago

Such a great article on drought! Very informative! Just loved it!

Lynnda Bedway
Lynnda Bedway
3 months ago

I think that there are several good points made here. It’s definitely a huge problem. Great job, callie!

John Bedway
John Bedway
3 months ago

We should pay attention to our younger generation when it comes to future generations use of our natural resources.
So long as their conclusions are fact based and not from a political or emotional platform.
Great job Callie.

Dan Humes
Dan Humes
3 months ago

Great article Callie! Lots of good factual information in it.

Callie
Callie
3 months ago

Thank you, guys!

Laura
Laura
2 months ago

It’s nice to see someone of your age so environmentally aware. Good for you and thanks for a great article.

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