Friday, October 31, 2008

Indian summer 2008

The dam is visible behind the little island.

We have drought conditions. The water probably wouldn't be as high as the grass line in this photo but it would be where the reddish part begins. The pond is down by at least two vertical feet. It is fed by rain runoff only in our neighborhood - mostly the fields across the road. The fields are so dry that any rain we have - even an inch or so - soaks in.

The lake is pretty normal so far as it drains a large area to the north of us. Rain tends to go either north or south of us for some reason. It is easy to see on the weather maps. This year has been especially dry in our immediate vicinity. I am starting to have trouble with my well and hope it doesn't get worse.

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