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Old 08-23-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Currently 74.6% of the state and all metro areas are classified as in a "severe" drought.

Charlotte is "extreme" and Asheville "exceptional."

http://drought.unl.edu/dm/pics/nc_dm.png (broken link)
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: In a house
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All I have to do is watch the pond across the road from me....it nearly dry now--a few feet of murky water. Only a few months ago is was lovely with geese visiting daily. Now the weeds are showing through. It's so sad!!
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Gov. Mike Easley has directed state agencies in all 100 counties throughout North Carolina to stop non-essential water use as the drought has spread statewide. In addition, the governor is asking all citizens to cut back their water consumption by 20 percent.

Counties classified as undergoing "Exceptional Drought"

Buncombe County
Cherokee County
Clay County
Graham County
Haywood County
Henderson County
Jackson County
Macon County
Madison County
Polk County
Swain County
Transylvania County

The highest drought classification applies to the entire county if any portion of the county is depicted on the US Drought Monitor of NC as meeting the higher drought conditions.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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Our pond is doing the same thing, The fish are all huddled, poor kids.
And easy pickin' for the herons, My dock used to have all posts in the water, not anymore,
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:50 PM
 
Location: in a house
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"But we gotta water the grass!!!" (Don't even get me started....)
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I hope we get a good hurricane or tropical storm. They are so exciting.
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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"But we gotta water the grass!!!" (Don't even get me started....)

lol friend! Raleigh is saying, now residents can only water one day a week....
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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I hope we get a good hurricane or tropical storm. They are so exciting.
Well, we all know it's the best way to get us out of this sad drought. And yup that would be pretty exciting, But lets just see if we can have the tropical storm first. We will leave the hurricanes to hockey for now,
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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The grass will come back! Right now we have to conserve. Our gardens may just have to wait until next year when hopefully it will be a rainer year. Today we need to conserve!!!
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:02 AM
 
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I think during such a drought with the land so dry and your soil so packed, you'd rather have steady lighter rain than the downpours of tropical systems. Most of the water would just run off. Then again, if you get 12"+, even if 6" ran off, you'd still be in good shape.
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