The Drought: Then & Now

I have done a gazillion and one blog posts about the drought. But, this one here may be my favorite. And, it’s one of those blogs where the picture does all the talking. I grabbed 2 high-res satellite image of Oklahoma. One that was taken a year ago yesterday, and then one that was taken yesterday. If you recall, the winter of 2010 and the spring of 2010 were very wet for Oklahoma. And, if you were in space looking down, this is how Oklahoma looked:

Now, look at the same part of Oklahoma, taken yesterday… what looks different?

What happened to all the greenery? If you weren’t sure just how bad the drought now is in Western/Southwestern Oklahoma, then this right here should tell you perfectly. The drought doesn’t get any worse than this. Breaking down the state into regions, this is how the rainfall this year ranks compared to other years:

We need a tropical storm… now!

-Damon

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