Posted by Joke at 2:17 PM
Frogdancer posted at 5:18 PM, June 16, 2009
Send some over here!
Still in drought. (Literally.)
Joke posted at 5:24 PM, June 16, 2009
We are, both perplexingly and officially, still in a drought. Even though we have been getting rain in buckets every day...but that's what happens when you have the gummint in charge of things.
Stomper Girl posted at 9:13 PM, June 16, 2009
I *really* like that photo.
Joke posted at 9:20 PM, June 16, 2009
The grating thing is that 2-3 years ago, the Really Big Lake which is the major reservoir for the whole state was full of water.
Full to the tippy-top.
This is what supplies the water whenever the rainfall is short. As I said it was very full. So the Brain Trust* decided to drain it substantially. In case we had another year where 4 major hurricanes hit within one month.
You can guess what happened next. No hurricanes. No rain. Half-empty lake. Massive water restrictions.
Just last month they announced the strictest ones yet. Then it started to rain an average of 2"/5cm every day for a month.
Naturally, the restrictions have yet to be lifted.
* Which I think means people who have never been entrusted with a brain
shula posted at 4:25 AM, June 17, 2009