Running Out Of Water

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  1. Bess Barber

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    I was going to ask the same question @Craig Swanson what fires are still burning ? after that wallop of hail / thunder storms
    Boy that hail did allot of damage I know what I’d prefer .........the cars can be replaced ..the roofs repaired ..damaged trees can be cut up and removed power lines repaired

    just put the fires out anyway we can even if it’s help from the sky

    The fires are causing far more damage to human health than the rain / hail ever will
    I’m sure there are people in bended knees saying ....THANK YOU for the rain

    Sad some missed out in much needed areas hopefully the rain will come their way soon
    It’s still pretty dry here as well
     
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    This is the Running Out of Water thread @Milla Jonas. I have seen plenty of hailstorms in my day but none quite with the ferocity of this last one. I have large lawns and both were almost entirely covered with hailstones.. looked almost like a snow cover. While most stones were golf ball size and smaller a few were as big as a cricket ball. The residual downpour washed at least a wheelbarrow load of dirt into my pool. It now looks like a swampy pond. The bottom line is this rain is a godsend for our farmers, firies and hopefully out dams and other catchments. I also hope our governments have been harvesting the stormwater.
     
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    I couldn’t find the fire thread Craig if that’s where I should have asked / mentioned the fires
    The news is full of stuff about the rain / hail / damage but no mention of fires
     
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    A column of trucks carrying donated hay bales have been a welcome site this week in many country towns parched by a prolonged dry spell. It gladdens the heart to see this display of generosity during difficult times.
     
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    What are they planning to use the hay bales for?
     
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    Feed starving livestock is my guess.
     
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    Well, that makes perfect sense.
    Since you were talking about harvesting the water from the storms, for whatever reason, I was trying to consolidate hay bales with the idea of
    a water harvest. :D
     
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    Hay spoils if wet .. I may be wrong.
    As I understand it, water harvesting is capturing stormwater before if flows into the ocean.
     
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    This is specially for @Bess Barber, @Shirley Martin and @Patsy Faye. Gals I can tell you that we Aussies are rejoicing this morning as our Eastern Seaboard has been hit by what the meteorologists are calling a "rare rain bomb". Specially pleasing is that our parched inland is getting welcome rains. Some large towns in our central west have not seen substantial rain in two years while many smaller towns are bone dry and have had to truck in water to survive. I was reading that small towns in regional Qld had their first rain in five years on Tuesday. The Met is saying some places may have had as much as 120mm.. That is a lot of water. As yet I have not heard whether our dams and reservoirs are having good falls over them. But from what I am seeing on the radar they are today and expect same in the coming days. If this does not douse the last of the fires.. nothing short of the Great Flood will.
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    Annabelle, 2 playing in rare mud in the town of Warren yesterday.
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    Kidman Way between Cobar and Bourke looked more like a river yesterday.
     
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    How great to see the MUD after next to no rain in those areas for years ...and years ....wonder if that’s was the first time
    the little one seen rain to make mud
    Bourke and Cobar are very desert like / isolated areas for any who are not aware of the towns locations

    Sounds like you’ve received or about to get more rain @Craig Swanson let it pour ☔️ ☔️☔️☔️☔️
     
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    Yes @Milla Jonas all weekend and beyond. Next we will be talking about floods such is our fickle climate. I mowed my lawn yesterday.. rather someone else did as my back can not longer take the strain. Dead set the grass was up to my calf after the recent enormous hailstorm. Yes let it pour ️ ️️️[/QUOTE]
     
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    There is nothing better for the garden than RAIN ☔️
     
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    For what it's worth, Nevil Shute wrote " In the Wet". He was a British novelist who later moved to Australia. I read some of his work.
     
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