Drought and Survival

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  1. KSQ2

    KSQ2 Well-Known Member

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    Now the rains are moving from NE to SW?? I’m now convinced the rain will break all the rules as long as it is moving away from us. So much for the 70% chance of rain they were once calling for today.
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    Boy did we! 3” at the Hollow and possibly even more at Home 10 where the cows are. It is raining on me now in Tahlequah and is putting a small hiatus on my dozer work at the farm today. Did you get any?
     
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    Very good!
    Not a drop here:(
     
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    Well, our bi-weekly chance for rain didn’t come through. Another long term forecast of misery here we come. Back to watering trees…
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    Just for kicks and comparisons, I did a little research and math. If you remove May of this year from the calendar, then July ‘21 to today, we’ve had 6” of rain — this is according to our rain gauge, not an online record. This is an area that typically receives 36” of rain annually. I believe we are blowing right by the severity of the droughts of ‘11 and ‘12. The only difference is those were much more widespread. Add to that the near record number of days this summer in triple digits and you end up with a drastically bad situation that has no end in sight. I’m ready to move! I chose to live in Eastern Kansas, not the western Kansas, semi-arid landscape, but we’re becoming western Kansas.
     
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    ^^^^^ ugh !!!


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    I hate to hear it...we were very dry just 3 weeks ago and everything was brown and dead. We lost many large pines and several fruit trees and several oaks as well. We got lucky with a few rains since then and now we are greened back up. It actually looks like farmers will get another hay cutting which is something everyone had written off. Hay was selling for over $100 a bale before this rain!
     
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    I feel your pain. In 99, 2000, and 2001 we had three years of drought in a row, and water was in every prayer, the dust bowl effect every time you step out the door just saps the ambition right out of you. It's a well documented fact that trees draw rain, I wonder how much better the water situation in the American southwest would be if our government had spent the trillions on water resources such as canals, reservoirs, tree plantings, de-salination plants, etc. that were spent fighting the endless wars of the past 65 years...
     
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    Well, according to the weather forecast, another round of big rain is going to miss us just to the east again tomorrow. Central MO should get another soaking, lucky them...
     
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    Brushpile’s area has done well the past couple of years...
     
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    Yep….:mad:
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    I saw that on the weather channel today at the office, and I wondered if you'd catch any of that.
     
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    Listening to thunder and smelling rain that has no chance of falling on you gives you such warm fuzzies inside.
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    This is after Bartlesville, which is 22 miles south of us got almost 3” of rain last week. :mad:
     
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    Absolutely blowing up within 3 miles south of our house. Growing by the second and moving slow. Not building back to the north at all. We’re doing something wrong. :(
    I was planning to water trees tonight, I just can’t bring myself to do it….maybe tomorrow.

    Hey we’re getting a nice 35 mph dry north wind out of it, that’s something, right? Smh
     

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    Just so I’m perfectly clear, the near CONSTANT rumbling and sound of rain is coming from OK….
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    Meanwhile the sound of desperation and depression is coming from KS…
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    We have a decent forecast for the weekend as well as next week. If they don’t change it, which I’m expecting, we stand to get some rain a couple days, maybe three. I think I’ll get my wife to pray for it, mine ain’t doing too well.
     
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    The rain built back into Kansas. We got dumped on here at the house. Didn’t even settle the dust at the farm. :(
     
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    I know I’ll get my A kicked but I am so sick of rain. 3-6 inches and flooding last couple days. We have sat in a jet stream w repeated storms and systems since spring. Surely we could spread the love elsewhere. If this continues into winter my Jeep will need stay in 4wd.


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    According to our local weather man, the dome is still over us, I’d gladly share it!
     
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    Back to watering trees tomorrow evening, our chance has come and gone once again. Oh joy…
     

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