How bad is the Texas Drought?

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  1. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow !!

    I would gladly give you guys some of our rain.

    I have never seen so much rain in PA, during August & Sept !!!

    Almost Monsoon like!!!

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  3. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    Thats bad,,,,, You guys need some rain for sure. Hope you get some soon.
     
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yup, its been bad rain should be coming tho
     
  5. Been through some bad droughts here but nothing like TX. I can't imagine what it been like this summer there. Plus they've had 70 days over a 100 this summer. Brutal.
     
  6. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    My backyard looks like a desert I will probably have to re-sod it next spring
     
  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    my neighbor is going crappie fishing in the morning, think he said he should run into some live ones on the other side of Oklahoma...
     
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Anyone over there figured on what ammount of raifall it would take to fill up the lakes? Barring a tropical system i don't see them getting back to pool for years.
     
  9. What's go'n on in texas is not a laughing matter!!!!

    Here in north dakota our big lake on the missouri river was drying up from lack of run off. The fish and game issued a max horse power for all fishing boats!!!

    The problem was we were raising to much dust with the big motors.

    But...........in 2 short years we went from a barely a creek to bursting the banks with to much snow melt and rain run off.
     
  10. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nope, it's not, never said it was, but all the wishing in the world is not bringing rain until yesterday which we are entirely thankful for.   You can laugh, you can cry, you can yell, you can scream but it won't do a damn bit of good until it rains.  We always have a drought in Texas; it's how much of one is what's relative. In the meantime you don't have to stomp the ground with your boot incessantly and never smile.

    Pops §§
     
  11. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Yep but texas doesn't have the snow and runoff . It's rain or dust. Got friends out past pops that have had to shut down cattle ranch's that have been in the family for over 100 years and sell off the whole herd. No water and no grass . Like others it has gotten so dry that even w/ rain the grass is to far gone to make it . thousands of acres will have to be re seeded if the rain ever starts. They will tell ya .got to laugh to keep from cryin!
     
     
  12. We finally got a little rain yesterday.  had to go outside and play in it!
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That says it all !   Not unlike the comedy series "M-A-S-H".

    Bear
     
     
  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    We got some rain yesterday maybe get a little more today! 
     
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

        Is it dry as a popcorn fart[​IMG]
     
  16. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Severe thunderstorm watch for Tarrant and Dallas Counties tonight, including golf ball sized hail and high winds.  The drought should be lessened, summer is over once again.
     
  17. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

        Sorry Guys,after growing up in Bell Co. I know your pain .Now I have to get used to Snow,Know what that is Temple[​IMG]  I know you know Ice and glad that's not the usual problem here.Anyhow, hope you have a good rest of the year.

    Have fun and.....
     

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