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Preventing a Dust Bowl in Washington, February 25, 2021

In school, most of us learned about the Dust Bowl that swept the southern plain states in the 1930s. But did you know, Washington has vulnerable regions as well?

One of them is the rural, mostly agricultural, Horse Heaven Hills area. It hides in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, receiving only nine inches of precipitation a year. The region is very dry in the summer and vulnerable to fierce winds that create dust storms (also called haboobs).

Read more about dust storm prevention, and the efforts of Benton Conservation District by following the link below.

Source: EINPresswire | Preventing a Dust Bowl in Washington