Talk:Freshwater lakes in Texas show signs of extreme drought

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Emails, Phone call transcripts, other written evidence[edit]

  • 1A: 8-21-2011/11:58am interview with Tammy, resident of Henderson county
  • 2A: 8-21-2011/12:06pm interview with David, resident of Henderson county
  • 3A: 8-21-2011/2:17pm interview with Chris Ransom, resident or Houston, Texas

Interview details[edit]

  • 1A: Q: Do you live near Lake Palestine?

A: "Yeah, I live very close to it. I also work here [at a convenience store located near the lake]. I've lived around here for almost 2 years.

Q: What are people saying about the lake A: "That's it's the lowest it's been since the [19]80's. The fishing is bad...you can't even put your boat in the water."

Q: What have you seen around your house? A: "The snakes are bad...they come into your yard."

  • 2A: Q: Can you tell me about your home and yard, how has the drop in water levels effected your yard?

A:"I've killed 5 snakes this week!" Q: Do you fish? A: "Oh yeah, and you can fish a little right now...some people are catching crappie."

  • 3A: Q: Can you tell me about the lakes in and around Houston?

A: "Sheldon Reservoir is all dried up now and Lake Houston has dropped quite a bit. I like to fish, but haven't done much lately — it's too hot."

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  • If anyone wants to help out with style and tone.....please do so.....seriously......and thanks in advance.Bddpaux (talk) 00:25, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Problem with AP source[edit]

The AP source URL is giving me a blank page.

Much older by same author:

For perspective, I've got no grid power (Irene), and we'll probably only run our backup generator for an hour or so maybe twice a day, to ration fuel in case the outage goes on for many days. Review is rather difficult under these conditions. --Pi zero (talk) 15:04, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

they moved it.......@#$%! I put a'lot of work into this article......especially with the OR........annoying. I'm not putting anything else into it. If the OR doesn't prop it up enough, or someone else doesn't feel like grabbing something else out there......oh well. Very annoying and de-motivating.Bddpaux (talk) 16:58, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Review of revision 1279130 [Failed][edit]


Being the dedicated (amateur) journalist that I am, I decided to take BloodRed Sandman's oblique pimp-slap to heart and re-worked the source material.Bddpaux (talk) 01:40, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
I'm very glad that you did, as the article is now pushed out to Main Page. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 11:42, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Review of revision 1279798 [Passed][edit]


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