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Default Drought tightens grip on Midwest, worst ever American disaster,

Take this and add it to the thread below which has been happening for several years now.... And you will see that this was coming...

Sense we have a few well entrenched anti Climate is Changing members these 14 photo's may make them think harder as of the 26 states mentioned, each population is doing just that after several years of this growing drought in America.

And if you follow our bread basket Longitude across the world one would find that most countries are feeling the same thing.
Not all just yet because they are either further north or south of our longitude of what is known here as the bread basket.

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The United States Department of Agriculture has declared natural disaster areas in more than 1,000 counties and 26 drought-stricken states, making it the largest natural disaster in America ever.


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4 hrs ago. 13 July 2012 .................................................. ..................

Celery Bog is dry, but wetlands are prone to dry spells, naturalist says

The Celery Bog's deepest basins - which have held as much as 38 feet of water - are now as low as 6 feet of water, affecting animals, plants and other organisms, according to Dan Dunten, stewardship manager with the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department.

www.jconline.com/article/20120711/NEWS/307110030

From the link above: The Celery Bog’s deepest basins — which have held as much as 38 feet of water — are now as low as 6 feet of water.

Celery Bog water lowest since 1920s | WLFI - West Lafayette, Indiana

Seems both IN. & KS., have a lake named Celery Bog's and this is from the above link.

Celery Bog water lowest since 1920s

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012, 2:31 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012, 2:23 PM EDT
Krista Henery



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Drought conditions continue to take a toll on water levels at the Celery Bog in West Lafayette.

The year 1920. That was the last time water levels at the Celery Bog in West Lafayette were as low as they are now.

"The water level here at the Celery Bog has gone down quite a bit," Dan Dunten of West Lafayette Parks and Recreation said.

Gone down quite a bit all because of Mother Nature.

"The winds and the low humidity and some of those type of things have caused a lot of evaporation but the water levels have just gone down like it has all across the state because of the lack of rain," Dunten said.

Now that is the truth yet how bad has mankind been toward Mother Nature? We see our actions everywhere including in the 7 Oceans.


Celery Bog water lowest since 1920s

Drought conditions continue to take a toll on water levels at the Celery Bog in West Lafayette.

As water recedes, the bottom of Celery Bog continues to crack and dry out Wednesday, July 11, 2012,in West Lafayette, Ind. Large areas of the bog that are normally covered with water now give way to a variety of thick weeds. Not much can be done to raise the Celery Bog's water level. So naturalists are trying to learn from the effects of the statewide drought, which has caused much of the West Lafayette wetland to evaporate.(AP Photo/Journal & ... more

Plus this site has plenty of other pictures from all over the world.
Drought tightens grip on Midwest | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! News
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The two links above (I ran out of time to do this part) are to two different lakes in tow different states.

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Celery Bog is dry, but wetlands are prone to dry spells, naturalist says

8:27 AM, Jul 12, 2012 ... Posted 13 July 2012 .....................................


The statewide drought that has caused much of the West Lafayette wetland to evaporate is putting an even bigger focus on studying what happens in the bog until more rain arrives, Schmidt said.

“We’re basically waiting for nature to do its thing,” he said, “because we can’t pump water into it. This is more about taking advantage of learning from what this looks like now, so we can appreciate it when the levels are back up again.”

The Celery Bog’s deepest basins — which have held as much as 38 feet of water — are now as low as 6 feet of water, affecting animals, plants and other organisms, according to Dan Dunten, stewardship manager with the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department.

http://www.jconline.com/article/20120711/NEWS/307110030

And the second link to IN.

Celery Bog water lowest since 1920s

Updated: Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012, 2:31 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012, 2:23 PM EDT.. Posted 13 July 2012 ..........

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Drought conditions continue to take a toll on water levels at the Celery Bog in West Lafayette.

The year 1920. That was the last time water levels at the Celery Bog in West Lafayette were as low as they are now.

"The water level here at the Celery Bog has gone down quite a bit," Dan Dunten of West Lafayette Parks and Recreation said.

Gone down quite a bit all because of Mother Nature.

"The winds and the low humidity and some of those type of things have caused a lot of evaporation but the water levels have just gone down like it has all across the state because of the lack of rain," Dunten said.

And with that lack of rain, Dunten said with barely any water left, it's a different sight to see.

"You see a lot of green growth out here in the wetland, it's very fertile soil here. A lot of the weeds will grow," Dunten said.

And although there's now more green growth than water, Dunten said it's not all bad for the nature center.

"The hunting that these birds have done for fish has been very productive for them because of the fish have been concentrated more in a smaller area, so the birds have been able to eat more of the fish," Dunten said.

But while water levels at the Celery Bog are the lowest they've been in nearly a century,
................................. BOTH ARE TO BE CONTINUED ...................................
Celery Bog water lowest since 1920s | WLFI - West Lafayette, Indiana

Now both say it is just a Mother Natures thing and in time each spot will return to normal, but that is more time while this drought continues for how many more years?

And the simple fact that we can see how bad we have treated Mother Nature and this 3rd stone from the sun. On land and in the 7 Oceans of the world.

Which is FACT.
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I wonder if we're in for another dustbowl?
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I wonder if we're in for another dustbowl?
Quite possible if this keeps up for seveal more years. Last winter we got less than an inch of show in Topeka, while other large cities didn't get much more through out the state.
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I don't think most of you even care about this. Yet someone needs to post it.

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..U.S. crops wilting despite scattered Midwest rains

By Sam Nelson | Reuters – 5 hrs ago... 14 July 2012 ...................


CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scattered rains over the last 24 hours provided little relief for U.S. Midwest corn and soybean crops that are rapidly deteriorating in the worst drought since 1988, and the forecast is for scant rain for the next two weeks, meteorologists said on Saturday.

"Overall the rain yesterday won't put a dent in the drought because they were spotty hit or miss kind of rains. Certainly some isolated areas will benefit, but it was not a significant drought buster," said AccuWeather meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.

Thunderstorms on Friday left from 0.25 inch to 0.50 inch of rain in portions of eastern Iowa and northern Illinois, including Chicago, with isolated amounts up to one inch, meteorologists said.

This is another bitch I have, Chicago and the entire state is not in the mid-west. It is more to the east of the mid-west. But that is just IMHO..
Iowa is in the mid-west. I guess they go by time zones.


There were similar showers of "0.25 inch or so" in portions of parched southern Indiana and southern Illinois, Pydynowski said.

Now I know IN. isn't in the Central time zone, as I lived there. And it is east of IL. Anyone writiing this down?

Some showers were expected in the Midwest from Saturday through the end of next week, MDA EarthSat Weather meteorologist Steve Silver said. But the minimal amount of rain accompanied by high temperatures will continue to stress crops.

Not here as it is going over 100+ each day so far. And from the local news the weather guy says it will be hot into next week, with little chance of rain, yet we might get a few drops.. Take a look for yourself.

National Weather Service radar from Topeka, KS

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"There won't be enough rain to dent the drought," Silver said.

Only about 25 percent of the Midwest received some rain on Friday with most of the moisture in Wisconsin, Minnesota, eastern Iowa, northeast Missouri and a few spots in central and northern Illinois, said Joel Widenor, meteorologist for Commodity Weather Group (CWG).

See this is what I am talking about not one word about KS., OK., Nebraska, North or South Dakota and TX., which got most of the rain and flooded. TX. should be by their selfs as they get the worst of the weather all of the time.
Let me make a note and send it to whom ever


"There was some local relief and about 20 to 25 percent of the Midwest will see similar rains during the next 1 to 5 days," Widenor said.

Meteorologists agreed that the combination of high temperatures and minimal rainfall will continue to erode production prospects for the 2012 corn and soybean crops.

"The general pattern is still hot and dry, especially in the west half of the Midwest. High temperatures in the west will reach the 90s (degrees Fahrenheit) to 100s during the next week and the low to mid-90s in the east," Widenor said.

Oh I see we are in the far west, with the plains of CO., included.
And while I was out earlier it was 105 degrees. I stopped with friends to eat and then do some shopping and my car never got real cool and I started it from the store and waited 4 minutes before I even went outside.


Drought and heat led the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday to slash its U.S. corn production forecast to 12.970 billion bushels, down from its previous outlook for 14.790 billion.

USDA on Monday dropped its estimate for U.S. corn good-to-excellent condition rating to 40 percent from the previous 48 percent. Traders expect USDA to show a similar decline in updated weekly crop progress data this Monday, including a decline in soybean conditions.

The worst drought in a quarter century tightened its grip on the Midwestern United States over the past week, a report from climate experts said Thursday.

Great we need them to tell us what we already know.

Nearly two-thirds of the nine-state Midwest region was in some stage of drought in the week ended July 10, up from just over 50 percent a week earlier, according to the Drought Monitor, a weekly report on drought throughout the country compiled by U.S. climate experts.

I have a map of the states open beside me and there are more than 9 states in the mid-west.

A third of the region was in severe to exceptional drought, up from about a quarter of the region a week earlier, it said.

(Reporting By Sam Nelson; Editing by Greg McCune and Vicki Allen)
U.S. crops wilting despite scattered Midwest rains - Yahoo! News
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Here in Michigan they are predicting an 80% crop loss. One farmer in northern Michigan has 700 acres of fruit trees and has no fruit. The warm march and then a hard freeze killed the buds on his tree.

Come this fall the entire country is going to feel it the supermarkets when the price of food goes way up.
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Dropping wells and building houses can cause a creek to dry up too.
If that one guy had just gone and looked instead of building a 'scenic overlook' on a great big home there might be more creek to look at.
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It's dry as Hell here in Georgia,also!
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Here in Michigan they are predicting an 80% crop loss. One farmer in northern Michigan has 700 acres of fruit trees and has no fruit. The warm march and then a hard freeze killed the buds on his tree.

Come this fall the entire country is going to feel it the supermarkets when the price of food goes way up.
Reality has a bite and I alredy see people in the stores looking for the cheap brands. And as you pointed out, by this fall we can see increases in a lot of what we buy.

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It's dry as Hell here in Georgia, also!,
In the Climate Topic area I have been posting about this heat & drought and I know that the south gets very hot and has been in drought conditions for a while now.

So BigDave where in Georgia are you from? Just give a close location, as I drove trackter with trailers from N.J. to Georgia and when I re-married, as with most people in IN., my wifes family had close friends and family located in Georgia as well as several other southern states..

The small towns with city hall in the towns squares are so clean, and most every city does spent tax dollars for the population in lakes, play grounds etc... Unlike most of the northern cities & towns.

Althought Topeka does do a lot for the population in the same areas, but trash is always on the east side streets as with most of the crimes.

And now you might as well add Georgia to you profile.
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Reality has a bite and I alredy see people in the stores looking for the cheap brands. And as you pointed out, by this fall we can see increases in a lot of what we buy.



In the Climate Topic area I have been posting about this heat & drought and I know that the south gets very hot and has been in drought conditions for a while now.

So BigDave where in Georgia are you from? Just give a close location, as I drove trackter with trailers from N.J. to Georgia and when I re-married, as with most people in IN., my wifes family had close friends and family located in Georgia as well as several other southern states..

The smal towns with city hall in the towns squares are so clean, and most every city does spent tax dollars for the population in lakes, play grounds etc...

And now you might as well add Georgia to you profile.

I live in North Metro Atlanta(Woodstock)
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