The Friday Rant: Midwest weather

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:

See the dead grass? The parched trees? The lack of actual water in the creek?

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.

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About alisaacarter

I am a writer of young adult novels, wife, mom of three, lover of animals, former magazine editor, reader of anything paranormal, and coffee fanatic.
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