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Definitely visible

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We're having a SEVERE drought, even in Houston...only 1.57 inches since Feb. 1 :(, making it the driest period sine 1916...

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Jonathan

Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

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That's the kind of image common above California each Autumn. The drought in Texas is very concerning; is there water rationing?

Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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I've had 1.8 inches since Feb 15 here in the suburbs south of Houston. The normal rainfall for that period is between 25 and 30 inches. Our heavy gumbo clay soil has an amazing (and devastating) ability to expand and contract nearly twice it's original volume depending on the moisture content. In unirrigated areas of my yard I have open cracks that are 2+ inches wide.

As far as water restrictions my area has not enforced any at this point. The city of Houston has a 70% share in Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston, 100% rights to Lake Houston, and access to two large aquifers, so we should be okay for quite a while.

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Looks like Tropical Storm Don is going to bring in some welcomed rain within the next few days...

:) Jonathan

Jonathan

Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

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I got a whopping one tenth of an inch today. I had high hopes for ole Don, but not even a tropical storm can bust this drought.

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