Growing up in southwest Louisiana, I would have sworn that it rained every day. It seemed that way, especially as a child wanting to play outside, or as a college student with natural curly hair that got frizzier and frizzier with each drop of rain that fell as I walked from building to building in the rain. I had heard about, and studied about droughts but never had I experienced a drought til moving here in 2011. It was definitely one of those life changing experiences for me – shorter showers, never leave the water running while brushing my teeth, be very conservative about outside watering. I learned to appreciate the rain and no matter what we have planned, I’m never hoping it doesn’t rain!
When we moved here in 2011, we were renting out at the lake and we were able to walk all the way across the lake, under the bridge, near the area where we were living.
This was the boat launch for our subdivision. Pretty sad.
Lake Brownwood is .31 feet below being full again, as of this morning. It takes several days for the run off to reach the lake and we’re expecting more rain today so it will be full by the end of today.
I am so thankful for the rain and for starting our summer season – not only for those who need to water without water restrictions, but for those who enjoy recreation at the lake!