Natural Hazards - Drought
Drought is a period of time when there is very low rainfall. Because of Australia's geography and climate, drought is a constant threat. Severe water shortages, due to failure of 'usual' rains, occur quite frequently in many areas of Australia. Drought affects whole communities - farmers and city dwellers alike, but in different ways. For farmers, droughts can cause serious problems such as damage to crops and the death of animals. For people who live in the city, restrictions are sometimes put in place because of difficulties with water supply.