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Is this the worst drought..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    ...you have encountered or can recall?

    I've only been back up north for 4 years.. so for me this is the worst.

    Two years ago it was a hot and dry summer.. but not this bad.

    There have been 40 heat related deaths (record) here so far.. and I think they said 17 more days (than last year?) in the 90's.
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Here, yes I think it is.
  3. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    i agree with ray, im in my late 30s and i have talked with the older folks , and no one can remember it being worse around here.
  4. Neighbor2NV

    Neighbor2NV LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Great...... What a first year at this lawn thing :(:cry:
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    For those not in this area you might not understand how bad it really is. Here in my county 70% of all corn crops are gone. Most lakes have dried up, some areas water pressure is soo bad the head on the sprinklers will not pop up.


  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    The lake in the photo is no small pond, here are 2 photos of it full:

  7. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Not much better here in central KY....the only thing that saved us was a very wet spring......as of June 1 st. until now we are about 4 inches below normal.We have not cut some of our lawns in over 3 weeks !! The trees are stressing big time....looks like fall in some areas.JOHN
  8. turfdog21

    turfdog21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    I tried to tell you...........................during the "hundred days of death"....It's not what you do, it's what you don't do.


  9. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    new buisiness . bringing in bottled at water . sell at any price u want to.
    a double dose o this, an thats a reality
    here in this area.

  10. just a tought, but it might not be better keep the water for a more essential usage.

    Since drought is worst years after years, all this watering is subtential lost of the underground water by evaporation.

    All this may lead to drinkable water shortage in a close future.

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