Friday, September 9, 2011
The Susquehanna River as it flows through Asylum Township in Bradford County PA.
Purty, ain't it? Click the photo for a larger view or see full size image and photo credit here: Wiki Commons
About twenty miles to the east is Dimock, PA (in Susquehanna County) where hydrofracking has become a big problem (water from kitchen faucets catching fire and so forth). So, when some smug blowhard begins rattling the "drill baby drill" shibboleth... this is what the countryside - the oil & gas company parasites want to turn into a toxic sewer - looks like.
Posted by the farmer at 2:16 AM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I found the first photo above in a YNN (news) site slide show. It's a photo of Owego, NY's Riverwalk, located on the banks of the Susquehanna River in upstate NY. Owego is about 20 miles south of Ithaca, NY.
The lower photo (also found online) shows what the Riverwalk looks like when the river is behaving itself.
The last I checked the Susquehanna river at Owego was at 34.93 feet, expected to crest at 38.1 feet on Thursday afternoon. The historical crest is 35.9 feet recorded June 29, 2006.
I think it's going to go higher than 38.1
(noted: as of 2:30 am Thursday - Sept. 08, 2011).
(click pics for full size)
Posted by the farmer at 2:32 AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
This looks kind of ominous (despite the pretty rainbow of colors). Its a mash-up using a NOAA five day quantitative precipitation forecast for Saturday, Sept 3 thru Thursday, Sept 8. L= the position of tropical storm/depression Lee for that period. Looks like a whole lotta rain to me. Especially for areas already flooded in Vermont and the NE. And Lee isn't even into the NE yet. And who knows where that hurricane Katia thing will go.
But mostly, it just goes to show how much God hates Texas.
Posted by the farmer at 12:42 AM