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This article in the Topeka Capital discusses some of the causes of soil erosion and diminished soil moisture, as well as ways to counteract these forces. Both WPA engineers and scientists at the Hays Engineering Station have been measuring soil moisture and developing techniques to counteract the negative effects of the farming trends in use since World War I.

Creator: Hubbard, J. R.
Date: August 9, 1936

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Dust Bowl soil is now same as Chinese desert - 2

This brief article would be a good jumping-off point for students because it ties the cause to the effect; also, it makes a vivid analogy between Kansas and the Chinese desert. The article also specifically mentions terracing and listing as possible solutions to the problem.

KS:7th:5.1:Agriculture and the Dust Bowl (2005)

Item Number: 210660
Call Number: 631 Soil Erosion Clippings
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210660

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