CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 23, 2010

A Drought? Where? Not here in Southwestern Pennsylvania!

Filed under: FEATURE STORIES — carolyncholland @ 1:30 am

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A DROUGHT? WHERE?

NOT HERE IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA!

     The word seeped into conversations. There’s a drought. Yes, there’s a drought—here in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

      The word on 2010’s drought came first from some people living in Slippery Rock Township. They have water problems. The water supplying their spring, which normally supplies six families and fills a pond, is low. It is reduced to a trickle. Drought conditions exist. The water in their pond is lower than their overflow pipe. The situation is serious—they have no water.

     Meanwhile, stepping on our lawn in Laurel Mountain Borough, east of Ligonier, is like feet squeezing water out of a sponge. It seems the rain (more…)

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