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Old 27-11-2016, 10:55   #1
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Caribbean Drought?

I came across this article on gCaptain.

Towing Giant Bags of Water To Fight Drought – gCaptain

It made me wonder what the actual observed conditions are as we are sort of heading in that direction.

Is a Watermaker in the offing?
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Old 27-11-2016, 14:49   #2
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Caribbean Drought?

I can tell you that SW Ga is in the middle of a drought, it has not rained any since the hurricane, that brought only little rain. It is the longest spell of no rain in recorded history.
It is supposed to rain this week.
I doubt it's our worst drought, just the longest period we have had with no rain.
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Old 27-11-2016, 16:00   #3
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Re: Caribbean Drought?

While a water maker is not necessary, it is definitely a nice to have. You can purchase water everywhere in the Caribbean.There is a drought. I have a water maker and run it everyday I can when in the islands.
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Re: Caribbean Drought?

Many years, bACK WHEN I WAS CRUISING THE Caribbean, we used to see large tugs pulling water barges from PR to Antiqua and other islands because there was always a water shortage. When the islands started building watermakers I think that stopped.
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Even though you can buy water anyplace in the Caribbean we put a 20 gallon watermaker on out boat and never had to buy water in 11 years of cruising. It made life a little easier.
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Re: Caribbean Drought?

Its not just the Caribbean - its the southeast US too
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Old 27-11-2016, 17:06   #7
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Re: Caribbean Drought?

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Its not just the Caribbean - its the southeast US too
I am locked inland just outside of Charlotte in SC and we are in a drought. People are still watering their precious lawns though with no penalty.....
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