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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Updated drought map is sobering

Check out this updated drought map - are you in one of the worst areas?

I just looked up where I live and at the end of July we were experiencing a moderate drought but south, southwest and southeast of us is in severe drought.  North of us is normal.  We always have concerns about water availability as decades of court fights over water distribution between 3 states continues but of more immediate concern is the tree canopy that keeps Atlanta somewhat tolerable in the summer.

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  1. I hate to think of what food prices are going to be and the poor farmers are taking a beating with crop loss

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    1. Yes, it does seem as though it will be bad.

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  2. We are on the border between an extreme and exceptional drought. It has been terrible this summer! Everything is brown, and the corn around here looks pathetic.

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    1. It has been a hard summer for plants. I haven't heard anything about the impact on wildlife but I imagine it is making it hard for them too.

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