Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Severe Dought

This is a sad view of the low water level of South Holston Lake taken from atop the dam outside of Bristol, TN. Today's Johnson City Press reports that the lake is 12 feet below its normal level for this time of year. But after the driest Spring on record, what else could we expect? The US Drought Monitor still has us listed as experiencing a "severe drought" -- what's scary is that they have two levels of severity beyond that: "extreme" and "exceptional." Let's hope the scattered thunderstorms forecast for this week will help reduce the 12 inch rain deficit we've got.

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