Wordless Wednesday…Trickling In

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Wordless Wednesday…Trickling In


The Houston area has not had significant rain in ages and as such water is being pumped into the lake at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. 


This has been going on 5 days a week for 3 weeks or more. Last week the area furthest from where water is being pumped was so dry the ducks and turtles were quite befuddled. 



Finally, we saw that all of that pumping is paying off. One of the staff said they estimate 5 inches of water in this area!!! We’ve been told they have pumped from 400k gallons of water from the nearby tributary to twice that a day.



These are the Before and After pictures I like to see!

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Comments (27)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

That second photo is so much nicer to see Kathy. We haven't had any rain for quite some time now too. Waiting for some rain this weekend.

Aug 17, 2022 06:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, Monday nite into Tuesday, we here in Aurora got probably 4" or more!   It would be nice if it came down like a soaking rain, not like tornado-force winds and rain!   Flooding was everywhere.

Aug 17, 2022 07:42 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Kathy,
I do wish the rains could be spread across the country a little more evenly. It seems it's either feast or famine in many areas.  The poor water creatures.

Aug 17, 2022 07:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It appears that we need to expect unusual weather conditions on a regular basis. 

Everyone should to be aware of needs for flood insurance.

Aug 17, 2022 07:59 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

I do like the second image so much better than the first.  It is good for the turtles and the ecosystem.

In Arizona, we are seeing record low levels in the Colorado River system.  Lake Mead is at emergency levels  If it loses another 150 feet, it will be considered "dead water."  That means no hydroelectric production.  Arizona is being forced to cut back 23% of its allocation for water starting in January of 2023.  It will primarily affect farmers.  You know what that means...higher costs at the grocery store.  In Sedona, we get our water from under Flagstaff.  There is a supply of 85 years.  Other areas are not so fortunate.

BTW, AZ is not happy because they are fronting the burden.  There are nine total states that the Colorado River feeds, and our water allocation is being cut the most of any state.

Aug 17, 2022 08:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I heard about this 23% and it seems odd that AZ has the highest amount.  What is the reasoning for this?  Do you know?

Aug 17, 2022 03:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wayne Martin I would love that!!!   We should be done with 100 degree temps after today so that might help. 

Grant Schneider that would be wonderful. It threatened last week but mostly thunder and lightning. 

Aug 17, 2022 09:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker I do too. At least the shore birds can fly over to the main creek which is ok but the fish...can't swim on dirt!

Leanne Smith isn't that interesting how you can see rain clouds or storms near you and yet where you are nothing!  That happened to us a lot in Delray Beach. 

Aug 17, 2022 09:50 AM
Leanne Smith

Yes all the time, Here is the high desert distance is very deceiving.

Aug 18, 2022 07:09 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oh yes, Dorie Dillard Austin TX no flooding!!! I saw the flood control people at Kickerillo a few weeks ago and I hope they're removing some of the brush I've seen in the creek. 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I can remember when it rained every afternoon in the summer when we lived in Delray. 

Aug 17, 2022 09:53 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Bill Salvatore - East Valley it's interesting to see the different areas that have either a lot of rain or none. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I hope you get some rain where you are as well. 

Aug 17, 2022 10:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Kathy, I wish I would of box up lots of the water we got from Monday to Tuesday in the Denver area.  No pumping here.

Aug 17, 2022 10:22 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

What a difference.  Before and after's of this nature are certainly a pick me up.  m 

Aug 17, 2022 10:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox I agree!  I hope that when we do get rain, it will be more of a steady rain.

Carol Williams Fingers crossed that today is the last day of 100 degree weather. Good talking to you today. 

Aug 17, 2022 10:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Roy Kelley I agree...when we lived in Houston before, I don't remember having temps in the 100s. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® that doesn't seem fair at all for AZ to front the burden. Are you under a conserve water order?  We haven't gotten there yet. 

Aug 17, 2022 10:50 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we have not had any significant rain either, but we have been getting some unexpected showers which have kept things on the stable side.

Aug 17, 2022 12:43 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

So much of the SouthWest is in dire need of water.  Here in Sacramento, we find ourselves among those who a praying for rain!  This week, we are experiencing temps in the 100 to 107 degree range.  Very little relief in sight.  This morning I got excited when I saw this coming Sunday we are forecast to dip into the upper 90s.

Aug 17, 2022 02:14 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Thank God they are prepared to pump in water. We are having issues as well and they've got a system to leave water in basins for the animals that has helped a lot.  I am thankful that the last few weeks we've been getting some rain and expect more this next 5 days.  I pray you guys get some as well. 

Aug 17, 2022 03:28 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Hope you get more moisture that soaks in and fills the basins and lakes. We have been blessed with a few weeks of rains...today, it was an absolute downpour, Kathy. Will never complain about much needed precipitation in the high desert!

Aug 17, 2022 06:13 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Kathy,

The water issue is such  a concern for many of us....I'm in SoCal, Orange Co.CA and just received a notice from my city saying my usage was up. I my case my granddaughter is now living me me + one more person.  It's a challenge!  And I'm concerned for us all!

Aug 17, 2022 07:31 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing those before and after pictures. I’m glad the pumping is working Kathy 🙂

Aug 17, 2022 09:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy I loved your post and interestingly California has solutions but the politicians do not want the solutions, because it is people control... Desalination is one small example... recycling water another example... just sayin, Endre

Aug 17, 2022 10:42 PM