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Re: Texas Drought
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2011, 09:24:09 AM »
Michael, I think that would be a start, but, ground waters are so low it will take decades to rebuild the aquifers. Long slow rains to reduce run off is the only salvation, tropical rains would be run off rains and flooding. 

Meanwhile a 4.4 earth quake hit west Texas, seems to be a year for such.
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« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2011, 10:41:55 AM »
That was rather my, 10-20" of rain thinking, as to how it rained....when/if it does.  I am certain there will be extensive foundation problems with buildings, as all the shifting commences when/if water is supplied.  I am concerned about having to add that "if", but, for crying out loud, it begins to make one wonder.  

Certainly, it has been the times for 'waiting for the next shoe to drop'.

Going to be a cold winter if I can't build a fire.   :)
 
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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2011, 01:58:41 PM »
After not hearing anything out of your Lt Govenor, I e-mailed the agriculture deptarment over the weekend so far I haven't heard anything out of any deptarment in Texas. To bad I still think it's a great idea that would make Texas flourish.. Bill
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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2011, 06:46:32 PM »
Just heard another wildfire sprouted in the county heading toward Onalaska.  Hoping it can be contained.

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« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2011, 09:37:29 PM »
Sposed to be up around Chita, but, there is one over by Huntsville, as well.  The one by Chita supposedly started by a log truck wreck.
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Re: Texas Drought
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2011, 09:58:13 PM »
Uh oh, we have a 25,000 acre tract in that area just north of Skeeter's bar, but I am sure that y'all don't know where Skeeter's is  :).
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« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2011, 10:14:03 PM »
Folks in my line of work always use bars, beer joints, fishing holes and hunting leases as points of reference.
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« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2011, 10:35:32 PM »
Ever wonder what a white bucket truck would look like if it got strafed by a DC10?












 



He a house fire call, got there, lots of activity, fire about to get into a heavily populated area and the DC10 came in and dropped a load of retardant.   
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« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2011, 12:15:39 AM »
And then there was the novice Forest Service employee that called in a drop and forget that he was in the middle of a drop site :D :D. That was back when retardant was dyed purple.

To quote the old-timer I was working with, "You shoulda seen it. His face was red, his head and shirt was purple, and his pants was brown."
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« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2011, 12:38:17 AM »
Ah, yes, skeeters, I seem to remember something about that place, but cannot put my finger on it. ::)
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« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2011, 08:00:56 AM »
Folks in my line of work always use bars, beer joints, fishing holes and hunting leases as points of reference.

Whiskey salesman?    ;)   :D

They are considering the Chita/Trinity Co fire contained and that its domain was about 1,000 acres.   Thankfully, little to no wind and responsive firefighters.  

Thusfar, in this drought/wildfire time in the State of Texas, over 3,700,000 acres have burned, also consuming nearly 3,000 homes.
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« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2011, 09:48:16 PM »
If I did the math right, that is burning an area the size of the state of  Connecticut.
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« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2011, 06:22:42 AM »
Judging by conditions, daily wildfires, and the perpetual 'intelligence' of others, that number is likely to be considerable more. 

I haven't a clue, as of yet, as a cost of utility repairs.  I do not forsee an ability for the utility companies to be able to keep up with the necessary tree removal before all these dead ones begin their dropping.
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« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2011, 07:06:34 AM »
Our vegatition dept. is doing nothing but dead tree removals. The normal cycle trimming stopped over a month ago.
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« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2011, 07:59:56 AM »
If you want to see something ugly, Look at the National Weather Service Drought area, plus their assessment for continued drought. You may have already seen it, but they aren't offering one bit of hope for Texas. There isn't one single part of Texas not in drought. And Texas is a big state.

What do most of the cities and towns in Texas do for a water supply? Aquifers, rivers or lakes? How much longer can they last?

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« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2011, 09:31:05 AM »
We use all of the above, Kansas.  And yes, they are all drying.  How much longer?  Who knows?   This is all new territory.  Nothing on record has been this vast and deep.  Yes, 268,800 sq miles is a lot of area.  Enough so to make a significant impact on a substantially larger area.  Perhaps, many of our search for seccession might be closer than expected.   The Federalis might be glad to let us go.   ;D
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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2011, 09:27:42 PM »
Yes, 268,800 sq miles is a lot of area.  Enough so to make a significant impact on a substantially larger area.  Perhaps, many of our search for seccession might be closer than expected.   The Federalis might be glad to let us go.   ;D

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« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2011, 09:32:36 AM »
If Texas is going to invade, they will have to go clear up to southern Nebraska to find water. Maybe Mexico has water. Its closer. Not sure I would drink it though.

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« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2011, 07:01:29 AM »
We got 1" of very badly need rain before daylight this morning. Another 20 something inches and we'll be about normal for the year.
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« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2011, 07:27:40 AM »
Just hope you don't get it all at once.
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