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Monday, August 5, 2013

THE TREES ARE IN TROUBLE AND THE CREEK IS DRY (A WHAT IS DROUGHT PHOTO BLOG)




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In just a few days things have changed around here due to the  extreme heat (over 100) and no rain. The trees that were holding on at the end of July are now in serious trouble and beginning to die. This part of Texas has been experiencing drought for several years now with no relief in sight. Your infostudy tonight is on drought. (This is an excerpt and You will need to visit the Wikipedia link for the complete article). Also, use your Google Search Box for information on your location. (Example below):

2 Entries from the Google Index for search: Texas Drought:
  1. Texas Drought Forecast to Continue, Perhaps For Years ...

    stateimpact.npr.org/texas/.../texas-drought-forecast-to-continue-perhaps-f...

    Jul 19, 2013 - Recent rains have brought some relief to some parts of Texas afflicted bydrought, especially around Central Texas: reservoir levels are a little ...

  2. Where We Stand: The Texas Drought | StateImpact Texas

    stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/07/12/where-we-stand-the-texas-drought/

    Jul 12, 2013 - Texas is now in its third year of drought—but is the end in sight, or are conditions getting worse? Far more of the state is in extreme or ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drought

Drought

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Drought is an extended period when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply whether surface or underground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.[1] Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage[2] and harm the localeconomy.[3]
Many plant species, such as cacti, have adaptations such as reduced leaf area and waxy cuticles to enhance their ability to tolerate drought. Some others survive dry periods as buried seeds. Semi-permanent drought produces arid biomes such as deserts and grasslands. [4] Most arid ecosystems have inherently low productivity.
This global phenomenon has a widespread impact on agriculture. Lengthy periods of drought have long been a key trigger for mass migration and played a key role in a number of ongoing migrations and other humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel.
According to F. Bagouls and Henri Gaussen's definition, a month is dry when the mean monthly precipitation in millimeters is equal to or lower than twice the mean monthly temperature in °C.

Consequences[edit source | editbeta]


Mongolian gazelle dead due to drought.
Periods of droughts can have significant environmental, agricultural, health, economic and social consequences. The effect varies according to vulnerability. For example, subsistence farmers are more likely to migrate during drought because they do not have alternative food sources. Areas with populations that depend on as a major food source are more vulnerable to famine.
Drought can also reduce water quality, because lower water flows reduce dilution of pollutants and increase contamination of remaining water sources. Common consequences of drought include:





These are the tops of my tall trees, the Post Oaks and Red Oaks (old growth).
They are shedding their leaves and dead branches are increasing.




This is Rainbow Creek, dried all the way across as Fat Sissy will show:










Look who is hiding on the creek! It is the Kite!








A nice partly cloudy morning








Catalpa Crape Myrtle and Honeybee






Pink Velour Crape Myrtle

A nymph that came out of ground. This is the remaining shell and the insect flew away!


 HOT Afternoon




My backyard in Heat Map Effect (Picasa)
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See You next time! The Dog below is Rascal Roo. He is the brother of Fat Sissy. They were both rescue dogs from Hurricane Rita as 4 week old puppies. Anyway, Rascal wanted to audition for the Spot of Blog Star. (I hate to admit it, but nobody likes Fat Sissy). Rascal's only trick is he can out howl anybody as he was taught by the pure bred bloodhound, Kay. 
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