SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION ACT
How/ Why it was Created
Beginning in 1932, persistent drought conditions on the Great Plains caused widespread crop failures and exposed the region's soil to blowing wind. A large dust storm on May 11, 1934, swept fine soil particles over Washington, D.C. and three hundred miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. So, because of the large dust clouds passing over the United States, Congress commenced to developed this act to prevent erosion of this great measure.