This heat wave is really bad. Too much heat and lack of water:
Midwest Heat Wave 2012: Thousands Of Fish Die In Hot Weather
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...6pLid%3D188884LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of fish are dying in the Midwest as the hot, dry summer dries up rivers and causes water temperatures to climb in some spots to nearly 100 degrees.
About 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon were killed in Iowa last week as water temperatures reached 97 degrees.
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The weather seems to be cooling a bit and it has rained over 2 inches in the past 2 weeks. Hoping this keeps up. Haven't even had to do too much lawn watering under the cover of darkness
Somebody who posts here frequently has a father who lives in Indy who has watered his lawn all summer. One of his neighbors put a nasty note in his mailbox for selfishly watering his lawn during the watering ban.
He is on a well.
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It is scary how a guy can decide to keep his grass green, and people get so hateful. If he is on city water, and there are no restrictions, pump away. I'm sure that once the town sees the water level dropping, they will make changes. TD's water probably comes from well fields located in the White River bottom, and theys lots of water there.
People got to realize that we are in a major drought by Indiana standards, but compared to Phoenix, Arizona we are in a rain forest for 2012. Hell, they water the hell out of their yards, and they steal their water from way up north, EVERY YEAR!
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Last edited by Snow61; 08-08-2012 at 11:08 PM.
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A MANDATORY water ban goes into effect in Bloomington, IN starting Monday. I guess some of the posters who were talking about how the drought in the Northern communities of IN could affect the Southern communities of IN had a point, didn't they?
Not sure what we got here (lots) but 4.5" fell last night west of Crawfordsville.
I'd venture the guess that that vast majority of people are not remotely aware of environmental impact and how something that seems so small and insignificant can snowball out of control into larger, more serious situations.
I think some people fail to grasp the idea that people who don't seem to have a grasp actually have more of a grasp.
If you guys pay my way into the races I'll came back to Indiana. It rained two of the 4 days when I was last there. Rain outs at races and I have a long standing issue.
This map shows estimated rain from 8 AM WED to 8AM THU (it will update again Friday morning):
At least four inches in Fishers.
Last edited by Ren Butler; 08-10-2012 at 09:23 AM.
I think we still need several weeks of steady rain to bring us out of the drought situation.
http://www.indystar.com/article/2012...t|IndyStar.comDried-up wells and malfunctioning pumps have caused hundreds of private wells to slow to a trickle -- or worse, stop altogether.
Indiana's Department of Natural Resources has reported at least 100 calls from people who think the summer's historic drought is to blame. Other well installers have seen even more. In the majority of cases, DNR spokesman Mark Basch said, shallow wells are drying up.
This is the weekly precip map through 8 am today. Widespread four-inch coverage throughout central Indiana, with pockets of 8+.