This picture was in our newspaper, the Anderson Independent Mail, this morning. That's what Lake Hartwell looks like right now! It is painful to drive over the lake and see the huge circle of dry brown dirt around all the edges, and the many docks that don't even reach the water any more.
Last night on the news the meteorologist said we are in extreme drought here in Anderson County, and we are right on the edge of the area labeled exceptional drought. Voluntary water conservation measures are now in place and I expect they will become mandatory in the coming weeks. No rain is in the extended forecast until fall.
I think of my Illinois cousins and all the rain they've had in recent weeks and months. Could you please send some this way?!!