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Drought

Within the State of Ohio, the potential for drought to occur is equal in all sections of the state. However, the effects of drought vary from farming difficulties to water consumption in different parts of Ohio. A drought is extended period of time when an area has a deficiency in its water supply due to a lack of precipitation. The four primary types of drought: meteorological, hydrological, agricultural and socioeconomic.

For more information, see the section on drought in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan: Section 2.11


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