Anybody else in a drought?

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    I live in one of the "D3" level drought areas.
    On one hand this summer has been nice in that not one weekend of the entire summer has been ruined by rain. Not one.
    on the other hand - I have 1" wide cracks in my yard that are 13" deep.
     
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    I live in the deserts of the southwest so you could say I live in perpetual drought conditions!

    Here's the rest of the country so you can se who else is sharing the misery with you.

    US Drought Monitor
     
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    In Indianapolis, we normally have a pretty rainy summer, but not this year. We haven't had a good all day soaker in months. I think it was July. Lately we've had some sprinkles, but the ground is so hard and dry it doesn't really soak in. It just kind of bounces off.

    The good news is, I didn't have to ruin allot of weekends with lawn mowing. My thought has always been, if God wants to mow it, He can water it. He apparently has not be in a mowing mood this year.

    No problem with the corn harvest this year. Sometimes it's so wet the farmers can't get their machines into the fields. This year they were concerned abut setting the fields on fire.
     
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    Yup, here it's pretty much a drought (went about 2 months straight with less than 1/10 inch of rain). It's raining today though, and it's supposed to be a wetter winter than normal.

    That map shows I'm in a D2 drought.
     
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    Actually we are dryer than a desert this summer.
    We have had only one brief rain since the end of May.
    It is unbelievably dry...the grass actually hurts to walk on it barefoot...it's like walking on miniature corn stalks - it crunches.
     
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    No its been raining for weeks!!
     
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    Drought of epic proportions in Somaliland...
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    Official Says 80 Percent of Livestock Dead in Somaliland
    March 24, 2017 — Authorities in the breakaway republic of Somaliland say at least 80 percent of the region's livestock have died due to the crippling drought that has also killed dozens of people and forced thousands into displaced persons camps.
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    Official: At Least 25 Starve to Death in Somaliland
    March 22, 2017 - At least 25 people have died of starvation in the self-declared republic of Somaliland as the Horn of Africa grapples with an increasingly severe drought.
     
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    Somalia's population turns into drought refugees...
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    Somalia's Drought Once Again Has Thousands on the Move
    March 29, 2017 — Tears fill Sahra Muse's eyes as she stares at her severely malnourished son, his thin arms crossed over his bloated stomach.
     
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    No drought here.

    Our reservoirs are now full, and the local snowpack is over 100%.
     

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