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Returning Drought?
Lens: FA 31/1.8 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Lake Jackson, TX ISO: 100 
Posted By: Sailor, 01-22-2014, 06:59 AM

Until last fall - when we were blessed with plenty of rain - we've been in various forms of drought over the last two or three years. However, it's been a dry winter (normally the wet season) and there's talk that the drought may re-emerge . Here are some shots of the Texas Sea Center's marshy preserve, which clearly show diminished shallows.

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01-22-2014, 07:21 AM   #2
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She looks pretty low indeed - wish we could give ya some of our moisture albeit the last couple of weeks it's been unseasonably warm and dry.
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that sure doesn't look good, seems like every year we visited Texas there was a drought. You're going to have to figure out a way to turn oil into water. A good chemist could do that bud.
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She looks pretty low indeed - wish we could give ya some of our moisture albeit the last couple of weeks it's been unseasonably warm and dry.
Hey buddy, send some our way when you can. I know you have great influence over such maters .

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that sure doesn't look good, seems like every year we visited Texas there was a drought. You're going to have to figure out a way to turn oil into water. A good chemist could do that bud.
Yeah, Bob - I hope we don't go back to constant dust! BTW, converting oil to water is a well-known process: you simply have to burn it to get water and - unfortunately - carbon dioxide.

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feast or famine it seems nationally these days where precip is concerned....
fine pics noting the situation where you are... dave m
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Nice documentary photos of a dire situation. The dry crackling mud at the edge of the water tell the story very well.
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feast or famine it seems nationally these days where precip is concerned....
fine pics noting the situation where you are... dave m
You're right buddy - we seem to go from pillar to post. Thanks for the nice words.

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Nice documentary photos of a dire situation. The dry crackling mud at the edge of the water tell the story very well.
Thanks, Michael. Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest the situation is dire, but it could be if we don't get a serious uptick in precipitation over the next two or three months.

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Jer, didn't know it was that bad down your way too. I will try to get some shots of our lake, what is left of it. In almost 40 years I have never seen it this low, it is practically gone. This summer will bring a real crisis if we don't get rain, and plenty of it.

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Jer, didn't know it was that bad down your way too. I will try to get some shots of our lake, what is left of it. In almost 40 years I have never seen it this low, it is practically gone. This summer will bring a real crisis if we don't get rain, and plenty of it.

Regards!
Let's cross our fingers, my friend. We are getting a nice rain today, but it's colder than a well-diggers . . . . . . well you know . Supposedly, we had light snow before dawn, but I didn't get up earlier enough to see it. Back to 70 on Sunday.

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