The Dust Bowl was a period of severe drought and wind erosion that affected the American Great Plains in the 1930s. The Dust Bowl was caused by a combination of drought, wind erosion, and poor farming practices.
The drought was the main cause of the Dust Bowl. It lasted for about a decade, from the early 1930s to the early 1940s. The lack of rain meant that there was less vegetation to hold the soil in place. The wind then blew the topsoil away, creating dust storms.
Farmers plowed too deeply, which exposed the topsoil to the wind. They also overgrazed their land, which left the soil exposed. The poor farming practices made the Dust Bowl worse by exposing more topsoil to more wind.
The Dust Bowl had a devastating impact on both people and animals living through it: crops were ruined; livestock were killed; and breathing became difficult due to all of the dust in the air. Many people left their homes in search of better lives elsewhere—a trend that continues today with many farmers moving westward into California or other areas with better weather conditions than those found in Oklahoma or Texas!