The impacts of drought—an unavoidable threat worldwide—are felt in many ways, but mainly in the form of depleted water resources, reduced agricultural yields, and increased livestock fatality rates. Agricultural communities are especially susceptible to short-term drought (less than 6 months) impacts because production of non-irrigated crops is dependent on rainfall and soil moisture reserves. As such, short-term droughts can be responsible for financial disasters to economies that depend heavily on agriculture. Long-term droughts (lasting 6 months or more) affect regions by further depleting surface and groundwater levels.