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    Senior Member Wayne Nutt's Avatar
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    Default Drought continues

    I just spoke with John Ackerman. He has virtually no water in his excellant training ponds in the vicinity of Sanger, TX. What a shame.

    From about a year and half or so ago. This pond is completely dry now.


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    I would gladly send some of our rain up there. It has rained everyday for a month.

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    And we would gladly take it, Karen! We have had no significant rain here since June, 2012, and my pond s just about as dry now as it was when the drought of 2011 broke. Ugh....no relief in sight. Just glad we put new water lines to our cattle trough to keep the cattle watered. Worried about wild fires again, as one broke out near Plantersville a couple of days ago.
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    Here in northern NM we got a brief respite from the "big dry". We had scattered showers each day for almost 3 weeks. It was enough to lift the fire restrictions, but not even close to normal. Hope the monsoon season is just beginning. Good luck to you Texans. Life ain't fair, every where else is mildewing!
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    Wettest July on record here in GA.........but we've had our share of drought too, so I understand.
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    Pretty bad here in the northeast corner but nothing like the rest of the state has been. We are pretty lucky here.
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    Send it my way too Karen! Had maybe 3 inches this month. Almos to the point of having to to "Wade-by" instead of swim-by!

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    It's my fault. New pond was finished Friday. Great big hole in the ground. I guess the dozer operator doesn't furnish water.
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    anyone who has ever lived in the state of Texas knows that its just a matter of time till your TANK (not calling them ponds) fills up or dries up, its a never ending cycle, and you are but a couple of days of rain from your tanks filling up...I can almost predict with a certainty that Texas will get enough rain in August just before the dove opener to scatter the birds and fill up every single pot hole, s*** hole, and watering hole..but not quite enough water to make the duck hunters of the state happy enough or the rice farmers in the south happy so they can flood their fields
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    anyone who has ever lived in the state of Texas knows that its just a matter of time till your TANK (not calling them ponds) fills up or dries up, its a never ending cycle, and you are but a couple of days of rain from your tanks filling up...I can almost predict with a certainty that Texas will get enough rain in August just before the dove opener to scatter the birds and fill up every single pot hole, s*** hole, and watering hole..but not quite enough water to make the duck hunters of the state happy enough or the rice farmers in the south happy so they can flood their fields
    You're correct about opening day turd floaters. Tanks for reminding me.
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