Our we in a drought?
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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#84 Jul 5, 2012
Mike Mulligan wrote:
So what kind of story is going to trip us into the awareness we are in full scale NE Drought emergency...probrably lot of town and city water advisories?
The feds saying we are full scale drought...
What will we see later on...restriction on water withdrawals and power plant's reaching their heat sink low flow, level and temperature design limits...
Not enough river flow to dilute waste discharges.
Another die off of lobsters Long Island Sound if there is any left from the last drought...
A bunch of nuclear plants asking for emergency permission to exceed their design limitiation...
My vision evidently wasn't with NE...but the nation as a whole?

Right, green leave snowstorm last fall, the winter without snow, the short term deep winter drought...our weather has gone haywire.

A bunch of nuclear plants asking for emergency permission to exceed their design limitiation...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#85 Jul 5, 2012
Certainly many plants out west this summer...

"A bunch of nuclear plants asking for emergency permission to exceed their design limitiation..."
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#86 Jul 12, 2012

U.S. declares drought-stricken states largest natural disaster area ever

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared natural disaster areas in more than 1,000 counties and 26 drought-stricken states, making it the largest natural disaster in America ever.
The declaration—which covers roughly half of the country—gives farmers and ranchers devastated by drought access to federal aid, including low-interest emergency loans.
"Agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation's economy," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday while announcing the assistance program. "We need to be cognizant of the fact that drought and weather conditions have severely impacted farmers around the country."
[Also read: First half of year hottest ever]
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half the country (56 percent) experienced drought conditions—the largest percentage in the 12-year history of the service. And according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the period from January through June was "the warmest first half of any year on record for the contiguous United States."
The average temperature was 52.9 degrees Fahrenheit, or 4.5 degrees above average, NOAA said on Monday. Twenty-eight states east of the Rockies set temperature records for the six-month period.
A heat wave blistered most of the United States in June, with more than 170 all-time temperature records broken or tied during the month. On June 28 in Norton, Kan., for instance, the temperature reached 118 degrees, an all-time high. On June 26, Red Willow, Neb., set a temperature record of 115 degrees, eclipsing the 114-degree mark set in 1932.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#87 Jul 12, 2012
Around here, 6 months of serious and historic drought conditions, a few weeks of plentiful rain, then back to weeks of no rain.

Since: Jan 12

Western Hemisphere

#89 Jul 12, 2012
We lost our corn and okra. Then the birds pecked holes in the tomatoes and ruined them – they were so thirsty they would do anything to get moisture. I wish they would DIG and look for some more wells. I heard the McCollums were looking into doing their own water and irrigation system on their place. Even my skin is dry and dehydrated. Thank goodness we have no mosquitoes.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#90 Jul 12, 2012
where you live?

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#91 Feb 25, 2013

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