Its Been Dry

May - 2012

Even with the decent amount of rain we've gotten over the past week or two, it's been dry in my area. To wit, I'm in the dark red "D4 - Exceptional" drought area on this map1:

![Image: aws-20120521--2259-02.png" caption="Florida Drought Map - May 15, 2012](/aws-20120521--2259-02.png" caption="Florida Drought Map - May 15, 2012)

Which explains why the little pond in my back yard is so low.

![Image: aws-20120521--1455-02.jpg" caption="The backyard pond is low](/aws-20120521--1455-02.jpg" caption="The backyard pond is low)

You can get a better idea of how much the water has dropped in this shot:

![Image: aws-20120521--1501-01.jpg" caption="The backyard pond is low](/aws-20120521--1501-01.jpg" caption="The backyard pond is low)

For another perspective, the water level used to consistently reach all the way to the grate in the cement wall in this shot.

![Image: aws-20120521--1459-02.jpg" caption="Water used to be much higher](/aws-20120521--1459-02.jpg" caption="Water used to be much higher)

I'm half expecting to look out one day soon and see a bunch of fish cooking on dry land.


Footnotes:

  1. The U.S. Drought Monitor map for Florida. The main page is the map for the country