The midwest is normally so beautiful — bright green everywhere, trees crowding the hills, lots of creeks and rivers and lakes. So how the heck has it come to this? This is the creek by my house:
We were so far above normal in rainfall in March, I thought I might save on the water bill this year.
Now we’re 11.5 inches below normal. We got a few sprinkles last night, but it hadn’t rained for three weeks — we’re firmly in the severe drought numbers. I’ve never seen the creek completely dry. It’s been more than 100 degrees here for 12 days! I feel like I’m in Arizona — but with humidity.