Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tennessee Valley Drought

I knew it was dry, but I didn't know it was this dry!

From The News Courier of Athens Alabama:
Drought Takes Toll On Valley

The report says:
"Limestone County and parts of North Alabama and South Central Tennessee are in the grips of the worst drought in more than 50 years, experts say. Local farmers fear it could get worse."

And if that's not bad enough:
"According to a study conducted by the University of Alabama at Huntsville, rainfall in this area since Jan. 1, 2005, is between 18- and 40 inches below normal, depending on location. Spring’s arrival follows the driest December, January and February span in 117 years of record keeping in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seven-state region, a spokesman for the utility said."

And the area that I'm in is not supposed to suffer from global warming. Um, yeah....


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