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Old 09-21-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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How Dry Is Dry - Look At Texas

In case there is doubt about how dry Texas is, these photos are repotedly taken by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. They are of Lake Travis, Mansfield Dam, and the Pedernales River that flows into Lake Travis. For you non-Texans, this is the Texas Hill Country, just West of Austin. All of those boat houses you see that are sitting on the ground are usually floating in 20-50 feet of water.

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Old 09-21-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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Wow. And to think that we in the Northeast are recovering from record flooding. We need to run a pipe.

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Old 09-21-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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It's just horrible what's been happening to Texas recently!

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That just breaks my heart. We're both from Texas and DW was born in Austin and still has family in that general area and areas running northeast from there to Crockett were her sister and her family participate with the local VFD. Last update I got was two of their three ponds were dry and the third in bad shape. I do keep them and my fellow Texans in Prayer.
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Wow that is almost hard to believe.
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Today in Austin was the 129th day in a row of 90 or above heat. Forecast is for Friday (first full day of Fall) to drop below to only 89.

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This is truly a sad thing to see. Try to find some humor and laugh it's better than crying
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Family lives in Cedar Park just north of Austin, There have been terrible fires all around Austin, along with the rain and lowering of Lake Travis this has been a terrible time of the year down there. We can only hope and pray for relief.
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I remember a few decades ago, ranchers in TX were coming to the Midwest to buy hay by the semi-truck load. Today they are selling their herds, no other choice. Hay is a workable problem, water is not.
Next year we consumers will share in their loss. Our part will be at/in the food market.
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We've raced our sailboat around the Mansfield dam area and the pictures of that are just sickening. Not many years ago, the Colorado flooded so bad that the Austin Yacht Club building, on top of a hill, was underwater to the second story. Now this.

We all need to pray that the weather forecasts about a La Nina winter are not accurate. We need a lot more rain that the La Nina pattern typically provides to the lower part of the US. As bad as it is now, it could be much, much worse by next Summer.

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