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SC Drought Warnings

|| By FITSNEWS || Things aren’t “Cali bad,” but drought conditions are beginning to appear in the Palmetto State according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Twenty-eight of the state’s forty-six counties recently had their drought status upgraded from normal to “incipient” – which means it’s been awhile…

|| By FITSNEWS || Things aren’t “Cali bad,” but drought conditions are beginning to appear in the Palmetto State according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).

Twenty-eight of the state’s forty-six counties recently had their drought status upgraded from normal to “incipient” – which means it’s been awhile since they’ve gotten needed rainfall.

Take a look …

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drought_June_19_2015

(Map: via SCDNR)

“According to reports from the Pee Dee, there are some areas that haven’t received any rain in three to four weeks,” the agency said. “Corn in those areas has been continuously stressed under the recent scorching heat. Even though a few areas are receiving scattered storms, the coverage is limited. Very few pockets have received any significant rainfall.”

Having recently driven through these very regions of the state, our founding editor Will Folks can confirm corn crops are “looking rough.”

“They need rain,” he said, referring to farmers.  “They also need a congressional delegation that’s not selling them down the river on Obamatrade.”

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6 comments

sparklecity June 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Seems like I recall FITS posting numerous times that abolishing state government departments like DNR and SC Dept of Agriculture were the right things to do…….
“We don’t need no stinking bureaucrats telling us were might be in for a drought and the crop prices might suffer on the commodity market”!!!
Oops, gotta go – need to check on hog bellies futures!!!!!

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Jackie Chiles June 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm

“Having recently driven through these very regions of the state, our founding editor Will Folks can confirm corn crops are “looking rough.””

Thank God Folks is on the job. This is exactly the type of free market analysis we need. Folks didn’t need any government employees to tell us how much rain each county received. He just got out there and made a free market determination that corn crops were looking rough. Saved the entire budget of the Dept of Agriculture and DNR in an afternoon right there.

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sparklecity June 24, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Agreed
However, it looks like FITS utilized a chart generated by a state agency(SC State Climate Office) to back up his observations!!!!!

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Bible Thumper June 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Jackie, Not only is South Carolina suffering a drought. South Carolina is “LITERALLY” in bad “SHAPE”. Compare with this older map. I
think South Carolina has been squashed.
http://geology.com/county-map/south-carolina.shtml

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Jackie Chiles June 24, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Typical government funded mistake. That’s why the free market should determine state/county borders.

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