Flexi Says: Drought has many consequences. When soil loses moisture it may blow away. This happened during the Dust Bowl in the United States in the 1930s. Forests may be lost, dust storms may become common, and wildlife are disturbed. Wildfires become much more common during times of drought. Reservoirs may dry up and drinking water may need to be conserved. In prolonged drought, the water table may fall and wells may dry up. Fresh water resources may become depleted.