Between 2000 and 2022, all but 3 years have seen significantly below average rainfall in California leading to historically low water levels in reservoirs and aquifers. This resource looks at the problems that drought brings, and the compounding effects of water extraction for use in agriculture and bottled water.
In this activity you and your students will:
- Learn what a drought is
- Explore some of the problems drought causes
- Look at how human activity can make drought worse
- Take action to reduce your water use and convince others to follow suit
This activity is part of a set of resources about global climate and weather, developed in partnership with DP World, a leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics.