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Originally posted by dave_welch
Here in NE Oklahoma, it was also bad I have seen a few droughts in my time, but nothing like that. My parents own some land on Lost Creek, At the height of the drought, it was down to about 6 feet wide in the swimming hole, and only about 2 feet deep, usually it's about 40 feet wide, and 6 or 7 feet deep in the middle. We only got one cut of hay. When I first came home from the Navy in March, it was looking like normal. Lush, green grass. Got our first cut of hay in Early May, it was that tall, by the end of June, it was completely dried out. The corn, which looked like it was going to be a great crop in May, dried up to nothing by July. We had record heat, saw no precipitation for 3 months, then what we did get wasn't much. A family friend, who is a 5th generation cattle rancher sold one of his hay trucks to my dad last week. It's a 53 Ford that his dad bought new. He still needs it, along with the other hay truck but, he was short on Hay and wouldn't be able to make it through the winter, so he had to sell it. He sold around 60% of his herd when the drought was on, but it was pretty much for bargain basement prices. Today was Thanksgiving, and it was 70 degrees outside. I never remember it ever being that warm on Thanksgiving. In fact, this was the first Thanksgiving at home that I didn't wear a sweater or a jacket, it was short sleeve weather. I used to not buy into Global Warming. Now, I'm not so sure.
Originally posted by fleabit
Are you suggesting OP, that things like.. elections and a crisis in the middle east were fabricated to distract us from.. a drought?
Droughts occur quite frequently. I imagine we'll see the same fallout that we did from the others. i.e. not much. Why do people act as if every time there is a drought or an EQ or a hurricane, that nothing like this has happened in our past?
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
Well as stated, the biggest puzzler is how easy people just blew it off because they weren't immediately impacted at the dinner table.
It's my turn to fear monger...it's going to get a whole lot different I think after the holidays are over. I'm not talking empty shelves, I'm thinking less and less quality food at affordable prices till the poor and those on assistance are not going to be able to make it through a month...
I personally think we as a people need to present a plan to our representatives. I stated earlier that I think there is no harm in preparing for the worst. If we build the lakes and reservoirs and the aqueducts...and don't need them...oh well. If we don't build them and find that this cycle is going to be long...we will have serious problems at this time next year.