We've finally gotten some rain!.
feelings we experience are like those the farmers in an
old black and white movie experienced where, during a drought,
they prayed for, and finally got, the rain they needed to
save their farms.
Who would have ever thought that rain can produce such emotion?
Usually, during rainy days one hears people complaining
about it. This past weekend a sampling showed people happily
going about their business as if it were a bright sunny
No where could the griping that rainy days often produces
be heard as people said instead, "We really need the rain."
Even some folks who were moving joked about how they picked
the only rainy day in however long its been to move, yet
they were unfazed in their activity.
Will this rain be enough to put a dent in to our current
shortage of water?
Will it be enough so that the moratorium on construction
in the city can be lifted and people can go back to work?
A drive through the city's watershed illustrates how bad
things really are. Where there were once ponds, lakes almost,
of water there is hard dirt.
If one drives across the Monocacy with their windows open,
one will actually smell the stink that is emanating from
her banks. What is producing that is kind of scary to think
about, yet as the depth of the water decreases the smell
Pity the fishes.
During the campaign last fall some inside City Hall said
that the water problem was just that, a problem. They said
it was not the crisis that other claimed it was.
They also said that there were several new wells about to
be tapped in the watershed that would produce tens of thousands
of gallons of water per day. They said the state just needed
to approve them.
They further said the city was negotiating with someone
in the Walkersville/Woodsboro area to tap a well or two
there that would produce millions of gallons of water per
They assured us that the water problem would be alleviated
as soon as these new sources were "online" as they'd more
than tide us over until the new Potomac water plant was
pumping away - earlier than expected.
Did these sources of water dry up during the drought?
Did Jim Grimes take them with his when he moved to Ijamsville?
Is Herzonner keeping them a secret so that she can pull
them out when things get their absolute worst so she looks
Did they ever exist at all?
Hey, what's that smell?
Oh that? It's just our water source don't worry about it.
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