Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Do you know upstate New York is having a severe drought?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Do you know upstate New York is having a severe drought?

    Upstate New York has been suffering from the worst drought since statistics were first recorded in 2000.

    Taughannock Falls is located in Ulysses, NY. It has a 215 foot drop and is one of the highest waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains

    Below are pictures of what the falls normally looks like and how it looks now.

    If you plan on going to visit NY waterfalls this summer you should go another time.

    http://www.newyorkupstate.com/weathe..._in_sight.html

    Severe drought persists in Upstate NY; little relief in sight

    By Glenn Coin | [email protected] NewYorkUpstate.com
    on August 04, 2016 at 11:20 AM, updated August 04, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Syracuse, N.Y. -- Severe drought continues to affect Western New York and the Finger Lakes, the latest national report says.
    The area of New York state in a severe drought dipped slightly this week, from 27 to 24 percent, but the area of the state considered in drought or abnormally dry showed virtually no change, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. There's little rain in the forecast. The Weather Prediction Center says that less than a half an inch is likely over the next week across most of New York's drought area. The Climate Prediction Center says the drought will likely persist through August, if not beyond.

    This is the worst drought in New York since the National Drought Mitigation Center began compiling statistics in 2000. The previous record before last month was August 2001, when 18.4 percent of the state was in the severe drought category.

    The area in severe drought, the middle of five dry and drought categories, extends from Buffalo nearly to Syracuse.

    New York state on Wednesday issued a drought warning for 22 counties west of I-81. The state urged water conservation, but has not imposed any mandatory restrictions yet.

    Today's drought mitigation center report also says that:

    • Nearly 45 percent of New York state is in either moderate or severe drought.

    • More than 16 million New Yorkers live in areas affected by the drought.

    • About 44 percent of the state is in the pre-drought phase of "abnormally dry."

    • The only areas that are not dry or in drought are the northern half of St. Lawrence County and most of the Mohawk Valley. Areas of Otsego and Chenango county saw a torrent of rain -- up to 5 inches in an hour -- that caused flash flooding.



    Taughannock_Falls_State_Park_original_13533.jpg 20130517_taughannock-007.jpg 636047109684804476-SD-071916-FALLS-C-SPTS.jpg TFSP5%20Falls_zpstiu1vybm.jpg




    #2
    Waterfall Lives Matter tried getting into the schedule at the DNC to call attention to this issue but they were told thier WLM initials looked too much like White Lives Matter, and was racist sounding.. WLM dissagrees, says the ruling wasn't as cut and dry, and held no water in the argument. They are appealing to Rain Man for relief.
    Hunter, NRA Life Member, NYS Deplorable

    🚄TrumpTrain2016🇺🇸.🇺🇸.🇺🇸

    Pro Political Term Limits
    Anti High Capacity Mag Limits
    Fuck Andrew Cuomo's Suck my Ass Act

    Comment


      #3
      Damn global warming.

      Comment


        #4
        Well that figures. I'm about 24 hours away from making the call to postpone the trip planned for next weekend because it's looking more and more like the entire weekend will be a rain soaked washout. So the good people of upstate NY can thank me for the rain.

        Comment


          #5
          Interesting. I was just at the Rondout Reservoir a few hours ago watching an eagle and commented on how high the water is compared to last year.....
          “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
          Algernon Blackwood

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by Dan 0351 View Post
            Interesting. I was just at the Rondout Reservoir a few hours ago watching an eagle and commented on how high the water is compared to last year.....
            Rondout Reservoir is just that, a reservoir. Its water level is controlled by a dam.

            Rondout is "downstate". Taughannock Falls is much more north and west.

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by SimpleMan View Post

              Rondout Reservoir is just that, a reservoir. Its water level is controlled by a dam.

              Rondout is "downstate". Taughannock Falls is much more north and west.
              Roger that!
              “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
              Algernon Blackwood

              Comment


                #8
                Suffolk is in a drought too. Central and eastern being worse.

                Hard to find a decent LI waterfall these days

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by Huntington Guy View Post
                  Hard to find a decent LI waterfall these days
                  My favorite LI waterfall is at Mill Pond in Wantagh. Although it is "man made", the water drop is at least five feet!

                  Attached are two photographs. I am not sure which one truly captures the fall's magnificence.



                  d90be507f757a1fd8d42fce4f2acd9e2.jpg 201505555b5f82119be.png



                  Comment


                    #10
                    We've had outside water limitations for a few weeks up here.
                    Pat ------> NRA Lifetime Endowment Member #FAAFO

                    Comment


                      #11
                      For the past several years each time I've been to the Pepetcon (whatever) res the level has been VERY low.

                      Flats I've caught LMBs on are now prairie.
                      I am not armed out of fear of who's in front of me.
                      I am armed out of love of those behind me.

                      Anyone who says money doesn't matter to them is either a FOOL or a LIAR or BOTH!

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Oh my. Worst levels in 16 years of record keeping.
                        Kind of reminds me of the 3 storms of the century we've had so far.

                        All kidding aside, I'm surprised that they've only kept records since the year 2000.
                        I remeber growing up and they would report drought conditions and comparisons. I'm talking the 1960s and 70s
                        "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

                        Comment


                          #13
                          My favorite waterfall is in Oregon. Not my photo.

                          You do not have permission to view this gallery.
                          This gallery has 1 photos.
                          "The devil doesn't come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you've ever wished for.”
                          Tucker Max

                          Infirmitate Invitat Violentiam
                          Finicky Fat Guy

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Originally posted by Huntington Guy View Post
                            Suffolk is in a drought too. Central and eastern being worse.

                            Hard to find a decent LI waterfall these days

                            Tell me about it.. Been itching to try the modifications I made to the barrel over the winter, but not enough water flow over the falls to get my fat ass over the edge.. Thinking of asking the Nassau/Suffolk Young Democrats Club to come help out.. If the all dunk their heads under the water simultaneously for a few minutes, the rise in water level and my spirits, would make a huge contribution, for my test while simultaneously helping everyone all around the island.. Wins across the board..
                            Last edited by NYDeer; 08-08-2016, 06:28 PM.
                            Hunter, NRA Life Member, NYS Deplorable

                            🚄TrumpTrain2016🇺🇸.🇺🇸.🇺🇸

                            Pro Political Term Limits
                            Anti High Capacity Mag Limits
                            Fuck Andrew Cuomo's Suck my Ass Act

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Just got back from Schroon Lake yesterday and all the rivers and streams are very low. Our well seems to be fine though.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X