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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by JTJ, Sep 16, 2011.
These pictures are shocking.
2011 Texas Drought
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This is an good idea to do where it would be possible. So there you go, put some people to work...contact your local representatives and let them know you have a plan to put some good people to work! They actually do listen if you write to them.
This would make a good community project, why don't you contact a local NGO to see if you could help out with this endeavor.
The LCRA does not fund the firefighting efforts. They make millions of dollars selling water and electricity. After 20 years of prodding them, they are finally in the beginning stages of making another lake down stream from Austin. Freaking buracracies! If they moved any slower, they would be in reverse.
Still looks greener and wetter than AZ....
testify brother! I can for sure, I have been on the side of trying to get funding for projects and let me tell you it is no easy task to get funding on the ground for opportunistic projects.
We finally got a pretty good rain storm last night. Will it refill the resevoirs, no, but it's a start. Hopefully more will follow.
I know my lawn and gardens enjoyed it. Today is my day to water so we are skipping today.
We picked the wrong year to tear up the front yard and put in new grass Also picked the wrong year to plant our first vegatable garden.
Here is a picture of my wife on the dry Arizona desert.
We have been seeing these low reservoir levels here in California for years. Out here it doesn't rain from May through September, nary a drop. I just looked at my rain gauge and it shows .02 inches since July 1. I think .02 inches is one Texas raindrop! I have found a lot of good fishing gear, etc. in those lakebeds. Not fun though and I don't envy y'all.
Looks like Texas is getting a little rain today....A little ....
We got a little bit of a teaser yesterday, probably not enough to measure.
It was one of those days where it looked all day like it was going to rain any minute. It was like the sky was constipated, but only let go of one tiny shart in the afternoon.
it was sure nice to get some rain today. it rained a couple of times.not a whole lot, but one small burst had a little run off