Rain in North Texas

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Raain In North Texas

Wow! It's hard to believe but it's raining in North Texas. With Stage Four Water Restrictions looming, this is a welcome sight.

Last year's drought left our lakes and reservoirs dangerously low. People living on Cedar Creek Lake and many of the local lakes could not get their boats in the water. A positive side was that it was a good time to do any repairs or maintenance on their retaining walls.

While low lakes may seem like an inconvenience, there's a much larger implication for those of us living here. Those lakes and reservoirs are also the source of our drinking water. When the levels are low, cities begin the various stages of water restrictions in an effort to insure we have water to drink.

The droughts also have an impact on our homes. The vast majority of our foundations are slab foundations. These foundations are sensitive to changes in the water content in our expansive soils. Last year we saw a dramatic rise in homes with foundation issues due to the drought. This cost north Texas homeowners millions of dollars.

Let it rain!

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Originally posted at http://www.thebranchteam.com/wordpress/2012/01/25/rain-in-north-texas/

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Paula McDonald
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We are getting hammered here as well and we NEED it.  The only problem are all the dead trees which are coming down causing damage.  Yikes.

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Cathy Criado
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Tom, yes, we got hammered to and were glad to have it. But just like Dallas, rain one minute shine the next. It's fully sunny now. We'll get it again tonight, but hopefully without the golf ball size hail and BAM!!!!It made me jump.

Jan 25, 2012 03:31 AM #2
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