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  1. #1
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    Default Texas Drought-- Some Photos to Illustrate What Is Really Going On

    We've had a few folks on here mention the drought and show their own photos. Most really have no idea how severe it is. The photos on this blog show the real state of things in rural Texas. Our friends in this region are in our prayers.

    http://photoblog.statesman.com/dry-s...rought-of-2011
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    WOW - that's bad.
    I'd be interested to see pics of some of the streams/rivers when the water is at "normal" levels. Can't imagine the difference in scenes
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    Thanks for sharing--had no idea it was like that

    they need a month long tropical storm
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    Sorry to see it so bad... Prayers lifted...
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    sad pics.. hope it all comes around.
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    We're setting records on the heat as well. Another one today at 101 degrees. I feel most for the people with ranches who depend on it. Fires are under control in my area, but we need rain badly. I believe we're about 26 inches below normal rainfall. A stalled tropical depression over the area would be welcome!

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    Driving out to our lake house on lake Livingston it looks like fall from all the brown and yellow trees. This is what Lubbock is supposed to look like, not east tx. All the txdot signs on the freeway say "extreme wildfire conditions" or "conserve water". This high pressure system over us just won't leave and every hurricane/ tropical storm has either gone north east of us or south west. It's very depressing. Luckily the river where I ride still has water but I don't know how long that will last
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    my gf just said she saw a new fire on the way to work. she snapped a few pictures. this is the Methodist West Houston Hospital on I-10 and Barker Cypress, right at the Katy/Houston Border. The fire is burning on the south side of I-10

    this is from here car, the big brick building is the 6 story tall hospital


    this is from inside the hospital looking south across I10
    David

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    David- Hopefully they get the fire under control tonight (and hotspots). The low humidity, lack of rain for months, and wind are recipe for disaster. Magnolia has taken a beating with roads, schools, and businesses evacuated/closed. I think we're gonna see the effects for years to come. Very sad.

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    My father in-law has a ranch in Sugarland... they are parched... selling off livestock... keeping "inventory" to a minimum. Really sad...
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