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rdlangston13
02-22-2014, 07:05 PM
Heidi and I spent the week down in Lubbock, TX visiting some of my family. For those of you who don't know where Lubbock is, it is just south of the TX panhandle. They have been suffering from drought conditions for the last 10 years or so and we went out to my grandparents house which is on White River Lake about 45 mins east of Lubbock and grabbed some photos. Here is the lake I grew up on today...http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/etazunuq.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/eja9u2am.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/tutyjy6e.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/ze6epanu.jpg

All of these pictures were taken from the lake bed. 15 years ago we would be under water here.


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rdlangston13
02-22-2014, 07:06 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/a4azyned.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/23/6abene4y.jpg

In the distance you can see boat hoses lying among the dead grass. And my cousin found a decent sized west Texas tumble weed.


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zabooda
02-22-2014, 10:22 PM
I hate to see it. I flew over Lake Powell last week and saw it was down quite a bit so it is happening all over. We are in a drought ourselves but we whine about the Snake and Columbia Rivers being cold early in the summer but we have to be thankful that the water continues to flow. This is our rainy season and not much for rain and especially snow in the mountains that supplies us water year round.

moombadaze
02-24-2014, 07:26 AM
guess I'll stop complaining about our lake being down a couple feet.

sandm
02-24-2014, 09:39 AM
last report I heard lake mead in vegas was down 100ft, dropping approx 10ft/yr. there is some crazy plan out there that if it continues to drop, they want to drain powell to fill mead back up as they are used mostly for irrigation and power generation. talking a drought at home in Idaho saying the irrigation reservoirs in the southwest corner will not last until the typical labor day drawdown. buddy that has boated on them for 35years said it cyclical and it'll come back in a few years. hoping that's the case all over the country..

New Guy
02-24-2014, 11:43 AM
See Scott that is one thing that we don't have to worry too much about in WI.

I could not imagine owning a boat, having it be nice out and not have any water to go out in. Man that would suck.

rdlangston13
02-24-2014, 11:49 AM
guess I'll stop complaining about our lake being down a couple feet.

How is your lake low? The Daytona 500 was delayed for like 6 hours because Florida was getting drenched!


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moombadaze
02-24-2014, 12:13 PM
How is your lake low? The Daytona 500 was delayed for like 6 hours because Florida was getting drenched!


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its not now, but some lakes in the area are extremely low and have been for a few years. my lake was almost unusable about 4-5 years ago. while it was raining there I was sitting out back sipping a cold beer grillin some chicken in the sun

sandm
02-24-2014, 01:20 PM
See Scott that is one thing that we don't have to worry too much about in WI.


true, but I'd take a low water year in Idaho anyday over the green ponds that they call lakes down here :) granted I never worried about low water but spending over an hour pressurewashing the algae off my trailer each trip at the end of the year was an experience I'd gladly give up..

rdlangston13
02-24-2014, 02:40 PM
true, but I'd take a low water year in Idaho anyday over the green ponds that they call lakes down here :) granted I never worried about low water but spending over an hour pressurewashing the algae off my trailer each trip at the end of the year was an experience I'd gladly give up..

Never had this problem


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New Guy
02-24-2014, 03:18 PM
Scott we just have to get you north where the water is clean and flat.

http://s368.photobucket.com/user/2005r6rider/media/GOPR0066_zpse792af31.mp4.html

sandm
02-24-2014, 04:09 PM
too much of a drive :)