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America's drought?

  1. Oct 7, 2015 #1

    wolram

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    Are parts of the US still suffering drought? there is not much on the news about it.
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2015 #2

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  4. Oct 7, 2015 #3

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    Yes, Texas went back into drought for 38% of the state whereas a few months ago the rain had erased the previous several years of drought the 100+ degree temps brought it back. I think California is also suffering with many farms using up precious ground water to irrigate.
     
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    phinds

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    Well, I can tell you for sure that South Carolina isn't at the moment :smile:

    EDIT: my apologies to the people of SC, who probably do NOT think that's funny.
     
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  9. Oct 7, 2015 #8

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    Personally the CA drought hasn't affected me one bit. No one seems to be doing anything different in the way they use water.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2015 #10

    wolram

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    Isn't that that problem ? /
     
  12. Oct 7, 2015 #11

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    Exactly. That's one of the main reasons why CA is HAVING a drought.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2015 #12

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    Below is a picture I took of Yosemite falls two weeks ago. Some imagination required.

    Falls.jpg
     
  14. Oct 7, 2015 #13

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  15. Oct 8, 2015 #14

    wolram

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    America is big, what is it 4 time zones, i guess it is not unusual to have drought in one part and floods in another.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2015 #15

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    Beautiful picture Russ, it seems with all the rivers drying up and the snow caps melting parts of America have a near time grim future.
     
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