The water situation continues to be of concern over a wide swath of the eastern US. That we have so far not had fires is remarkable. But then it is often lightning that starts them, and I can’t remember when we last heard thunder. We never had that pattern of afternoon storms so commonplace in summers past.
And if you look at the stream flow chart for the Little River into which almost all surface water in Floyd County leaves for the New River, we’ve fallen steadily since April.
Even so, Howell Creek [larger image], like Goose Creek, keeps enough water to keep the fish alive, water the cattle, maintain some slight water music. You have to sit in the front-row seats to hear it, though.