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    The drought in Nebraska

    The Platte River has basically disappeared, it is one big sand bar. Yesterday the flow rate was 257 cubic feet per second, the lowest since 1994 when I moved here. The max was on 06/14/2010 at 46,700 cubic feet per second and on 07/17/2011 the it was 26,500 cubic feet per second. The max for 2012 was on 04/30/12 at 10,100 cubic feet per second.



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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    can i get a pic?



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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    Drove through NE Nebraska and corn is dying. Out west some center pivots are pumping air. Bad deal.



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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    The Platte River has basically disappeared, it is one big sand bar. Yesterday the flow rate was 257 cubic feet per second, the lowest since 1994 when I moved here. The max was on 06/14/2010 at 46,700 cubic feet per second and on 07/17/2011 the it was 26,500 cubic feet per second. The max for 2012 was on 04/30/12 at 10,100 cubic feet per second.
    I thought this thread title was about Nebraska's fb program.

    Seriously, I wonder if this alters the migration patterns of the Sandhill Crane, who descend on the Platte River for miles and miles--- every March.

    Quite a sight to behold if you're forced to travel through Nebbie in March. Some migration
    spots visible from I-80.
    500,000-1 million cranes land there. crazy stuff if you're an outdoorsman


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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    I thought this thread title was about Nebraska's fb program.

    Seriously, I wonder if this alters the migration patterns of the Sandhill Crane, who descend on the Platte River for miles and miles--- every March.

    Quite a sight to behold if you're forced to travel through Nebbie in March.
    500,000-1 million cranes land there. crazy stuff if you're an outdoorsman


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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    The Platte River has basically disappeared, it is one big sand bar. Yesterday the flow rate was 257 cubic feet per second, the lowest since 1994 when I moved here. The max was on 06/14/2010 at 46,700 cubic feet per second and on 07/17/2011 the it was 26,500 cubic feet per second. The max for 2012 was on 04/30/12 at 10,100 cubic feet per second.
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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    I thought this thread title was about Nebraska's fb program.

    Seriously, I wonder if this alters the migration patterns of the Sandhill Crane, who descend on the Platte River for miles and miles--- every March.

    Quite a sight to behold if you're forced to travel through Nebbie in March. Some migration
    spots visible from I-80.
    500,000-1 million cranes land there. crazy stuff if you're an outdoorsman


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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    My grass is sure dry and it gets worse the farther west you go. I don't recall too many times this long between rain. No relief in sight either.


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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    Quote Originally Posted by Daserop View Post
    can i get a pic?
    There are several pictures on these links.

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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    It's pretty terrible here and I'm sure Iowa as well.
    I don't have a sprinkler system and knew there would be no way I could keep up with watering so I just let my yard go dormant. The only green is weeds so I am not even bothering with Weed-b-Gone. Just using Roundup. I figure I might as well try to kill the darn things for good.

    I haven't been out and about anywhere but hate to think of what the crops are going to look like if this doesn't change soon.


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    Re: The drought in Nebraska

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    The Platte River has basically disappeared, it is one big sand bar. Yesterday the flow rate was 257 cubic feet per second, the lowest since 1994 when I moved here. The max was on 06/14/2010 at 46,700 cubic feet per second and on 07/17/2011 the it was 26,500 cubic feet per second. The max for 2012 was on 04/30/12 at 10,100 cubic feet per second.
    Have you seen the Loup River south of Columbus? It's not "almost dry," it literally IS dry!




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    Quote Originally Posted by ISpyCy View Post
    Have you seen the Loup River south of Columbus? It's not "almost dry," it literally IS dry!
    The Loop is one of the major feeders of the Platte. Fortunatley we have not had any trouble with our well. It is in the Platte bottom ground.



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