Our friend Marshall Cutchin broaches an interesting topic over at midcurrent.com today regarding the state of the nationwide drought that has devastated both farming and fisheries over the last decade. One that I hadn’t thought of in quite some time.
A USAToday piece quoted in his report states that, “Last week, about 75% of the country showed no drought, the largest since the U.S. Drought Monitor was created in 1999. At the drought’s peak in July 2002, about 72% of the country was in drought, according to the Drought Monitor.”
Here in Colorado, 2002 was horrendous with the hayman fire and many rivers feeling the effects of multiple years of low water. This continued on and off until about three years ago, when things got back to normal and in most cases way above normal.
Curious, what’s it like in your part of the country? Is the drought over for you or are you still feeling the effects today?
Speaking of fish and drought, I thought this video by RA Beattie was…
a perfect accompaniment to the discussion above. A little desert bass fishing.