Drought as bad or worse then the 1950's....
I don’t think they are counting the droughts in the 1950s or 1930s as “recent memory.”
Here’s a suggestion: stop using water to grow food for fuel. You’ll save water, money, food, and energy.
The farm is in Eastern Oklahoma and it is horrible. I’d hate to see worse. SE Texas is worse than people may think. Shocked to not see Texas listed.
People tried drilling in winter forage but it was like trying to scratch rock. Pasture drills went way up last fall. I suspect there will be a lot on the market soon. Ditto for farms and even more cows. Not just a forage problem but now a drinking water problem. Ponds are drying up completely in lots of places. No runoff.
I was around in the 50’s and I’d say this is worse. It just seems to drag on and on and on. I think in 57-58 the floods finally came.
Living in San Diego for 18 years I would hear about “persistent drought conditions” over and over. I had to wonder when does it cease being a drought and finally become “normal weather conditions”? :)
Now I’m in AZ and the silliness persists. “Drought!” It’s a desert, fercryinoutloud!
Much of the winter wheat crop is further north of those states, and that’s only winter wheat. Besides, the drought is easing up some in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. Tourism is what the folks sucking on debt are really worried about.
Here’s a map of the drought forecast (link below). See Colorado, for example.
See fire bans, no campfires, no charcoal grills, no recreational firearms discharges, reservoirs drained, new gun control laws like those in the northeastern states, legalization of marijuana, more revenues from arrests, regulations prohibiting private property rights, environmentalism, homosexual “marriage,” animal worship, etc.
Add the bone dry landscape, more smoke in the air from forest fires (mostly touched off by lightning without rain), and sand storms. Add the trend toward much colder weather. Ever wonder if many people actually pray for more drought in some areas? If not, see some residents robbed of all that they have with the recent outlawing of so many healthy, productive activities.
“Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan the corn belt states.”
Are you freakin kidding me? Missing just a few of the big producers like Nebraska, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Not a problem.
Lemme guess - it’s all due to “climate change.” Moreover, the *obvious* [totally unrelated] “answer” is 1) a massive tax increase to grow government, plus 2) carbon trading so Algore and his fellow corrupt fascist scum-buddies can get even more rich than they already are.
Nothing that a few hurricanes or tropical storms over the Gulf of Mexico cannot turn around.
The pertinent info from the article:
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 83.2%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 56.7% (4th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 9.7% (6th highest)
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 83.7%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 54.7% (5th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 10.1% (5th highest)
#5. South Dakota
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 86.3%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 67.5% (2nd highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 20.1% (4th highest)
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 89.0%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 48.1% (7th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 21.2% (3rd highest)
#3. New Mexico
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 89.9%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 49.9% (6th highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 4.3% (8th highest)
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 96.4%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 64.6% (3rd highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 21.4% (2nd highest)
> Pct. of state in severe drought: 100%
> Pct. of state in extreme drought: 96.1% (the highest)
> Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 76.4% (the highest)
Drought, lots of it... and six other states, too.
Just read about an the govt wanting to control our water from the watersheds to the end of the rivers...can't remember the name for the inititave..I will keep searching for it.
Read about it in the Wyoming Livestock journal.
Drought and Depression at the same time, same as the last Depression.
Drought??? What Drought???
North Dakota has something they want to sell you.
ND officials: Permanent flood protection needed
Oh, sorry, you said droughts
But seriously, wouldn't having less people help solve the problem? (I don't mean euthanasia, just border and immigration law enforcement)
Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio??? They’re on some of the largest fresh water lakes on the planet!!!
More BS from the gov. The drought has been ongoing for at least 10 years...
Is 1000 years ago “recent”?
“During medieval times 800 to 1,000 years ago, however, the region was a swirling desert, far worse than the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. “
Michigan running out of water? Only if our lakes the size of seas get diverted.....