We’re having a bit of rain — at last! Yesterday we had .4 of an inch in The Woodlands. It wasn’t much, but it was very welcome. We may have a little more today. We’re 24 inches behind in rainfall this year, so it will take a lot of water to make a dent in that deficit. Any rain at all is better than nothing.
It hasn’t just been the lack of rainfall, the high temperature has dealt us a double-whammy, especially with regard to our lakes, rivers, and streams. Texas Parks and Wildlife has posted a slideshow that shows just how devastating this past summer has been. The drought is sort of a relentless disaster in slow-motion. Day after day of high heat and no rainfall has really taken its toll on the land.
Here’s the slideshow for you. It’s pretty grim.