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Old 09-17-2011, 03:15 AM   #1
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These pictures are shocking.

2011 Texas Drought

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Old 09-17-2011, 03:29 AM   #2
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WOW!!!!

That's crazy.

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Horrifying...

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I knew it was bad but not that bad! We got lucky and it rained for about 20-30 minutes yesterday (first significant rain in more than 3 months) . Fires were breaking out everywhere (luckily they were put out before they could do any significant damage) The ground around here was getting so dry, one corner of our house was cracking pretty bad. Hopefullt the rain will help.

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i understand that it is bad. but, looking on the bright side, would it not be a bad idea/opportunity to clean the stuff up that has been dumped into those lakes?

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I’m sorry for your agony.

This year we had flooding that washed away our roads & buildings.
I wish we could send you our spring rain, snow melt, and Irene’s downpour.

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That looks very familiar. We had a big green blob on the radar screen headed our way yesterday. We were very excited. Then it fell apart and disappeared.

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i understand that it is bad. but, looking on the bright side, would it not be a bad idea/opportunity to clean the stuff up that has been dumped into those lakes?
You would think so. I cannot understand why the authorities have not started dredging out the dry lake beds, while they are dry. Take it down a few feet and it will hold more water. The silt they would dredge out would be rich soil and could be marketed to cover the cost of the dredging. This material has washed in over the last 30-50 years, take it back out!

I wonder about the intelligence of bureacracies like the LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) in Texas. They have an opportunity to improve the lakes and are dragging their feet.
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Clean up costs money and the budget is probably at the breaking point with the fires they are fighting. This is a case where some volunteers could do a lot of good helping to clean up those lakes.

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Here's something that you probably didn't think about, there are thereatened and endangered fishes in some of those waters. (please don't make this about the source, but keeping with the drought issue. ) We are facing similar fates out in western OK too. We are considering taking similar measures for T & E fish in OK.


Texas Drought: Fish To Be Rescued From River

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