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The Night Owl
08-04-2011, 09:47 AM
The weather seems to be messing with Texas.


Robert Lee On Verge Of Running Out Of Water

By Ashlei King, KTXS News
POSTED: 9:23 pm CDT August 3, 2011

ROBERT LEE, Texas -- The 1,200 residents of the town of Robert Lee could be out of water by the end of the year.

The town gets its water from Lake E.V. Spence, a lake that was once one of the largest in the region. But with a drought firmly entrenched and recent temperatures averaging about 105 degrees, Lake E.V. Spence is nearly dry.

The lake is down to less than 1 percent of its water supply, forcing residents to be under a Phase Three water restriction – which means all outdoor watering is banned.

“I've never seen it dryer or hotter," Mayor John Jacobs said. “We all thought it would rain before it got (to this point) and it didn't, so we don't know when it's going to rain."

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http://www.ktxs.com/big_country_news/28759782/detail.html

txradioguy
08-04-2011, 09:50 AM
We've been through worse.

The Night Owl
08-04-2011, 10:09 AM
We've been through worse.

Unfortunately, summer is far from over.


Texas lake turns blood red; Apocalypse begins?

August 3, 2011 - 03:15 PM
By John Metcalfe

The San Angelo State Park has gone all Revelation on Texas, growing tremble-spreading pools of blood where once gentle waters had stood.

The culprit: The all-consuming drought that has baked the plains of the country's rib-eatingest state into a hardtack from which nothing will sprout. The U.S. Drought monitor estimates that 99.85 percent of Texas is suffering from some kind of drought; it's the worst drought for the state in 44 years. The water levels in lakes are dropping so quick that many boat ramps have had to be shut down – in O.C. Fisher Reservoir, where the above photo was taken, the H20 is almost gone.

The oxygen-depleted water has allowed for the explosive growth of purple bacteria called Chromatiaceae, which have granted the stagnant lake a chilling hue more commonly seen at crime scenes. And that's set at least one doomsayer issuing predictions about the End Times. According to Kansas City's KMBC:

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http://www.wjla.com/blogs/weather/2011/08/texas-lake-turns-blood-red-apocalypse-begins-photo--12170.html

Articulate_Ape
08-04-2011, 02:02 PM
So the last time the world ended was 44 years ago?

txradioguy
08-04-2011, 02:58 PM
Unfortunately, summer is far from over.



Since I'm from that part of the country...tell me something I don't know. :rolleyes:

Sonnabend
08-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Poor Owl. If he'd checked he 'd have heard the laughter at doomsayers like him over this way.

Our local alarmist / panicmonger has been made to look like the fool he is. He predicted less rainfall and Perth becoming a ghost city. It isn't. He told us Glow- bullshit warming meant Sydney would run out of water - dams now at 80 percent and RISING... he said we would have less rain, we've had bucketloads. So far every doom and gloom forecast he made has been WRONG.

Sooner or later people see this for what it is: lies.

The funny part is about who gave him the finger....nature. We ain't listening Owl...go peddle it elsewhere.