posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:13 PM
The issue of drought seems a serious and very much ongoing one I'm afraid. At least for us here in the Central and Western US. Winter was a downright
frosty, messy pain in the butt. Summer sure makes up for it though.
US Drought Monitor
That site always has the latest national outlook, which has far more red and maroon than I like to see. However, that's as much ground water and
precipitation as anything else. That can vary greatly by season and in just months worth of time for what I've watched. It looks nasty now, and has
for quite some time. It may remain that way for years or improve in months.
However, there is another indicator that isn't so fickle or prone to the whims of weather and surface activity per say. Not short term anyway ..and
it's almost all going the very wrong direction in Oklahoma.
Water Monitoring Wells
We need to see some rise to that or it's circling a dry drain, so to speak. In some areas within the national drought map cover, some speak of bedrock
not being far now from where they'd had to extend personal residential and rural wells. Those are the figures that make this bunny shiver in the
summer, if only a bit at this point.
edit on 6/17/2014 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)