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Old 12-12-2012, 06:37 PM
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There is more to it...

We're into December, the temperatures are mild in my necks, there is hardly any evaporation, water levels should be rising...
But they're not, our reservoirs are drying up even in winter.
Oh, it's serious.

“The problem is not that usage is up,” said Bill Dupler, the county’s deputy administrator.
“The problem is that there’s no rain in the basin filling the reservoir.”

The 1300-acre reservoir had dropped to 52 inches below full by last week. Earlier last week, a drought warning was issued for the entire Water Basin by the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

To see the below situation in my own back yard and to foresee its implications is a sick feeling.
These people want to build rock gardens, I'm not particularly fond of it but then again it doesn't use any water.
Our situation is about the same the lakes went down about 50% a couple years ago and haven't come back at all. The little bit of good news is that this past year we got enough rain to keep the lakes steady. Our state has reduced water for rice farmers to the south of us. They are also putting plans in place to increase capacity beyond the lakes. Trouble is we need rain.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:23 PM
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There is more to it...

We're into December, the temperatures are mild in my necks, there is hardly any evaporation, water levels should be rising...
But they're not, our reservoirs are drying up even in winter.
Oh, it's serious.

“The problem is not that usage is up,” said Bill Dupler, the county’s deputy administrator.
“The problem is that there’s no rain in the basin filling the reservoir.”

The 1300-acre reservoir had dropped to 52 inches below full by last week. Earlier last week, a drought warning was issued for the entire Water Basin by the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

To see the below situation in my own back yard and to foresee its implications is a sick feeling.
These people want to build rock gardens, I'm not particularly fond of it but then again it doesn't use any water.
Need to pipe in some water from the east and water away.....
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:07 PM
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I was attending a lawn for a neighbor who went to live with their daughter somewhere in NJ. One night I started getting phone calls and emails that there must be a massive water leak because their water bill was $500. And they kept saying they never had a bill over $100. There was no leak don't know why the bill was so high, normal bills are $300 for small home.
Water is not cheap here that is for sure and there is a reason for it just like the picture shown above. It is amazing on the water that is WASTED by some home owners. I have one property that is 50K of St. Augustine which they insist on watering 4 days a week because they neighbors do it. There is roughly 100 homes in this community that do it, drives me nuts.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:27 PM
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Water is not cheap here that is for sure and there is a reason for it just like the picture shown above. It is amazing on the water that is WASTED by some home owners. I have one property that is 50K of St. Augustine which they insist on watering 4 days a week because they neighbors do it. There is roughly 100 homes in this community that do it, drives me nuts.
Somewhat the same amount of waste here on the lakes where folks water every other day....too many people do not understand about watering efficiently...though, conservation will only go so far. Eventually we here in central Texas will need to make a plan to pipe water in to continue growing...unavoidable
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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Isn't this real cute Even have fake flowers.

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The HOA that I live in put rules in place that you must have more grass than gravel Owners of several rentals mulched the entire front yard. Now there is a big fight over that.

I'll guess the car is green energy.
kinda looks like the bottom of an aquarium.
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