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Old August 1st, 2011, 06:39 AM
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Texas drought

Not just TX, but 14 states, worse than the "Dust Bowl." I'm so sorry for all the people suffering through this.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 07:47 AM
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Re: Texas drought

It's not just the drought... we have droughts left and right. It's the unbelievable heat that's going along with it. I've lost track of how many days in a row it's been over 100 degrees F. This week our forecast is daily highs anywhere from 105 to 110.

One of the worse things about the drought is the low lake levels which leads to a lot of drownings. People are getting caught in the vegetation at the bottom of the lake much more easily. Ironic to drown during a period of drought.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 08:41 AM
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Re: Texas drought

Weather for Dublin
17C | F Mon Tue Wed Thu

Mostly Cloudy
Wind: SE at 16 km/h
Humidity: 77% 20 11 20 13 19 14 18 11




So sorry that your weather is as oppressive as that. The summer has taken on
such differences across the world it seems.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Re: Texas drought

I'm almost as envious of the "Mostly Cloudy" as I am the 17 degrees. It's running about 43 degrees C here. Even clouds make a huge difference and we're grateful for them.

We have a lake where I live and a fairly decent sized river, so we're not on water restrictions (other than voluntary) yet. Interestingly, the lake is losing more water daily to evaporation than to water usage.
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Re: Texas drought

((hugs)) to Texas

....A Texas lake that turned blood-red this summer may not be a sign of the End Times, but probably is the end of a popular fishing and recreation spot.

A drought has left the OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park in West Texas almost entirely dry. The water that is left is stagnant, full of dead fish and a deep, opaque red.

The color has some apocalypse believers suggesting that OC Fisher is an early sign of the end of the world, but Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials say the bloody look is the result of Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water.

"It's just heartbreaking," said Charles Cruz, a fish and wildlife technician with Texas Parks and Wildlife in San Angelo, Tex.
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Re: Texas drought

109 degrees F today. 34th day in a row over 100, 51 triple-digit days overall in 2011 (so far).

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Re: Texas drought

Gasp!!! - That's 43C. Wish we could send you guys (and Africa! )coolness and water.

Up to 11 million without enough food or water in Africa, the worst drought in 60 years.
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Up to 11 million without enough food or water in Africa, the worst drought in 60 years.
Yes, and political unrest that doesn't allow the aid that's sent to make it to the people who need it.
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I will send you some fog as soon as aI can figure out how to get fedex to put it on the truck....
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Re: Texas drought

We went to Utah and I packed a suitcase full of cool air to bring home. It didn't do too much good though. LOL.

Still, compared to Africa, I'm grateful for the good fortune that we do have.
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