Preventative Measures

How are we preventing dust storms today? What steps are we taking and who is involved?
  • Wind erosion is still evident today in the United States and all around the world.

  • It is responsible for more than half of the two billion tons of soil lost from U.S. cropland annually.

So how are we preventing this:

  • Trees and shrubs planted in windbreaks in a subdivision in North Dakota shows an example of dust storm prevention.

  • Vegetative barriers reduce wind velocity across fields and intercept wind-borne particles.




Another example of prevention

  • A field windbreak in Nebraska slows the wind.

Who is involved?