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Old 03-05-21, 12:14 AM
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How's your rain dance?

https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
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Old 03-05-21, 08:45 AM
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They're already starting to use the "D" word on the News here in So Cal. It's been pretty dry so far this year and I expect to see some water rationing mandates being issued a little sooner than later.
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There has been a lot of wind and dust this spring followed by some clouds.



Beginning of the end of Arizona's forests.

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Old 03-05-21, 11:28 AM
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wgscott have you thought about living in Atlantis? I don't think they have fires there.
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Spring is coming.

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I'm doing what I can to reduce all the precipitation we've been getting on the east coast by getting a good rain jacket and pants. I'll see if I can redirect some of this out west for you.
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Originally Posted by TakingMyTime View Post
They're already starting to use the "D" word on the News here in So Cal. It's been pretty dry so far this year and I expect to see some water rationing mandates being issued a little sooner than later.
Every now and then I'm hearing this referred to as the other "D" word. (Drought implies temporary, desertification implies very long term, indefinite. )
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Decent article from CNN

Multiyear drought builds in wetstern US with little relief in sight

Last year was depressing seeing all the native flora suffer. The animals too, but not as apparent.
It is bleak out there, no water to support overnight trips. More dust and disturbed soil that stays that way.
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We are located at the beginning of the American SW region and the local reservoirs are losing water fast. Empty lakes are no fun and dangerous with the obstacles. Many lower units sheared off from hitting stuff. Local lake was full now 60% low and it’s an irrigation lake so by summer it will be a puddle.
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I rode yesterday with no jacket or any extra clothing. Tempting the rain (left without a trace of a hint). 10 miles out starting seeing dark clouds to the south. 12 miles, really dark. I could see the rain. Route change! Fasest ride home taking me away and across the path of the clouds. Would I make it? Yes, seeing a few sprinkles. But I rode considerably harder than appropriate for 5 weeks out of hernia surgery!

Didn't rain the rest of the evening. (No incentive - I was safely tucked away indoors.) But i did do my part. The underdressed bicycle rain dance.
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