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#1 tinner OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 03:38 PM

This slideshow gives you an idea of just how dry it is here in Texas.

2011 Texas Drought
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Posted September 14, 2011 - 03:48 PM

Man,that's pretty bad.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 04:23 PM

That's terrible! I don't think we've ever had a drought that bad here! (here is Western Pennsylvania) Hope you guys get some rain soon!

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 04:42 PM

No words.....

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:22 PM

Stunned. You guys are gonna haft start importing it, aren't you?

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:31 PM

my god.......

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:34 PM

Ronnie, Is that all around Lake Travis? It's bad all over this part of the country. Thanks for sharing...

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:36 PM

It's saddening to see all that. I hope you folks get some moisture this fall and winter.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 08:53 PM

Our thoughts and prayers have gone out to you folks when ever they show the drought in Texas on the news. Your pictures show how big a problem it has become. Only the destruction caused by the wildfires could be worse. We pray that things will get better.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:22 PM

That's devestaing. And with the fires to top it off. Sure hope you get some rain soon.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:29 PM

Man it looks almost like a desert, pray for rain.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:40 PM

Wow thats terrible tinner! Our hearts go out to you all. May you get a rainy fall and winter . Good luck! Randy G.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:17 PM

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Ronnie, Is that all around Lake Travis?


Most of those shots are around Lake Travis. When full, Lake Travis is at 681.00 feet, today it's at 631.97 feet. That's 49.03 feet below full level. Historically it's around 670.00 feet this time of year.

Thanks everyone for the prayers for us to get a little rain. With La Nina looking like it's here to stay for a while it doesn't look good for rain anytime soon.

Here's a link to view so pictures of my place. These cracks in the ground are large enough for a horse to step in and break it's leg. In two pics. you can see me with my entire arm stuck in the ground and my fingertips are not touching the bottom of the crack.

http://img.villageph...1352762/2162170

Edited by tinner, September 15, 2011 - 05:22 PM.


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Posted September 15, 2011 - 04:53 PM

So Sad friends of mine are hauling hay from here trying to keep the cows feed and that's on the Arkansas Texas line. We dry but nothin like that.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 05:02 PM

It must be brutal on farmers. Livestock need lots of water so it must be a major occupation for them just getting water. Then there are the longer term problems caused by this. The shot of the dam was quite shocking. I'm praying you get relief!




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