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Old 05-30-2009, 10:35 PM
 
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just wondering where is all the droughts going on?? rain dance here
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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heck no,
mostly below average temps since early April
and we've had 2-4 days of rain per week since mid-April
(and don't really need it on account of how cool it usually is)

I'll try to blow some of our rain in your direction.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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Yep! We've been in a drought for yonks and no end in sight!
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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^^

(starts blowing in moonshadow's direction too)
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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^^

(starts blowing in moonshadow's direction too)
ta CC!

The irony is that north of here in NSW and QLD they're experiencing floods! BIG ONES TOO!
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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We'd have no problem if our stupid mongoloid governemnt would build damns, but NOOOOO they have to appease the bloody greenies. The rivers where damns were proposed flood virtually every year plus recieve snowmelt from the hills in spring, but ofcourse it's much more logical to let all that water flood towns on its way out to sea
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:07 AM
 
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They did build dams, some bloody big ones. The rain doesn't fall out of the sky in the same spots anymore and the irrigaters have syphoned off the flow.

If the dams we had were filled to overflowing then I'd say we need more dams, but they're empty, so one can only assume that any new ones we build will also be empty.

Long time ago, the Murray used to flood every year, barely runs now, and the Thompson was supposed to be a major catchment for snow melt, didn't happen.

Can't keep digging up and logging and clearing and expecting that a) we'll get rain and b) that we won't lose what we do get to soil erosion and run off.

Seems to me there needs to be MUCH SMARTER thinking on both sides of the fence.
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Yep! We've been in a drought for yonks and no end in sight!
don't you hate that when all the rain is in the next county..
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:54 AM
 
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don't you hate that when all the rain is in the next county..
YEP! And I'm pretty sure they hate it too! Poor things have had a "state of emergency" called the last few weeks and many of them have been cut off by the floods.

We've had a tonne of water in the top end and up North because Lake Eyre is filling up, (huge inland sea) which usually only happens every decade or so and yet here we're breaking records for the least amount of rainfall.

I so wish we had piplelines or something, anything that would distribute the water more evenly. It seems as though they're dealing with a "moving target" though and no sooner do they come up with a "solution" the water comes somewhere else. I'd hate to be a planner.

There's a guy in NSW who has completely regenerated his property using some old school techniques for water management. I'd like to see a lot more of his tips and techniques adopted.

The government here is pretty far behind the 8 ball on it all though. Now they're working on some stupid de-sal plant.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Even though we've had rain in the past month (even in the past 10 days), they've been saying we've had a critical water shortage for years. That's because we're overpopulated, and don't know how to properly handle our natural resources. Our population is outstripping our efficient use of natural resources and the supply thereof.
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