Monday, June 11, 2007

Dry Conditions

It's dry out and getting drier. I haven't seen such dry conditions in June for quite some time. The grass is growing slowly and is brown in some areas. That's not a bad thing in my mind though since I don't have to mow as often and I save money on gasoline too! Anyway, the brown grass is just one indication of how dry we have been since the start of May. Water levels in area ponds and creeks are dropping, corn fields are beginning to curl from the dry conditions, and I notice the water truck making more deliveries to homes in the area.

The US Drought Monitor has rated us "abnormally dry." I think by this Thursday, when the next map comes out, we'll be rated as being in moderate drought.