Black Sunday Remembered
April 14 marks the 80th anniversary of one of the worst dust storms to blot out the sky during the Dust Bowl. On April 14, 1935, wind in the Oklahoma Panhandle lifted over 300 million tons of drought withered and poorly maintained topsoil from the Prairie, and turned day into night throughout the region. Today, let us commemorate this devastating storm by thanking the Dust Bowl survivors who turned back the tide of dust. Their legacy of land stewardship has kept Oklahoma resilient even through the deeper droughts that have followed that of the 1930s.
The Oklahoma Conservation Commission and conservation districts accomplish conservation of renewable natural resources through soil and water conservation, landuse planning, small watershed upstream flood control, abandoned mine land reclamation, water quality monitoring, environmental education, and wetlands conservation.
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 160
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
PHONE (405) 521-2384 / FAX (405) 521-6686