Finally we will get some rain in Dallas Texas this afternoon. 7.6.2018 Friday
The days of dry heat might be over for a few days in Dallas, TX. on this Friday, July 6, 2018.
I was having to hose down the lawn just to maintain the lawn and all the trees and shrubs as we had been having a continuous number of dry days with no rain even expected. As fires rage in several states to our West and some even in Texas, I feel at least somewhat optimistic about getting some much needed rainfall.
The way the weather is changing I welcome any day when the temperatures can drop to a normal or near-normal level. In just half an hour the temperature came down from 98 to 91. I think that it is against a city ordinance to collect rainwater. That is not good, but I understand the thing behind this. The mosquitoes, carriers of West Nile Virus and Zika Virus, flourish when standing water is around. So of course, collecting rainwater in large amounts in this area during this particular time of the year, the summertime of 2018, people might want to think twice before collecting free rainwater to use on their lawns during times of drought.
However, there might be certain types of ways to collect rainwater and containerize it so it doesn't promote the mosquitoes and their larvae from flourishing. Meantime, we just don't collect rainwater at this time. The rain will be a welcome change and a few days of cooler temperature will be a good thing, even if the planet as a whole is hotter than normal just about everywhere.
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