The Great “Mega-Drought” of 2021

Chris

Administrator
Staff member
The Great “Mega-Drought” of 2021
By Todd Strandberg

Many Western states are in the grips of a drought that is starting to have a major impact on the local economy. The dry period has lasted so long, it has been given the rank of “Mega-Drought.” A return to normal moisture levels would require months of heavy rainfall.

According to The Weather Channel, 89% of the Western U.S. is experiencing drought conditions. More than half — about 55% — of the West is experiencing the highest levels of “extreme” and exceptional” drought.

The state of North Dakota is in the second-worst level of drought, and ranchers are auctioning off their cattle by the thousands.

“Normally this time of the year, we’re probably looking at 400-600 head, and a lot of times would be every other week,” said former auctioneer Ron Torgerson.

Recently, more than 4,200 head of cattle were sold at Rugby Livestock and Auction during a two-day sale. Needless to say, ranchers in North Dakota don’t want to get rid of their cattle, but the drought has pushed prices for hay and corn so high that many of them simply have no choice.

Feeder Cattle prices have declined as herds are being sent to the slaughterhouse. As cattle herds shrink all over the western half of the country, beef prices will move significantly higher a few months down the road.

Record heat during the past few weeks has yielded no shortage of horror stories. Almond growers have lost whole orchards, and 17 million endangered salmon are being shipped to the sea because rivers are too hot to navigate.

Meanwhile, the drought continues to push the water level in Lake Mead into the danger zone. According to CBS News, Lake Mead has hit the “lowest level ever recorded.” Since most Western states get nearly zero amounts of rain during the summer, Lake Mead will continue to dry up for several months.

Formed in 1937 by the construction of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the U.S. The reservoir supplies water to 25 million people in Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson and Las Vegas, per Reuters. Lake Mead has not been full since 2000, with water levels falling 140 vertical feet since then, and it is currently at just 36 percent of capacity.

The ability to produce electrical power at Hoover Dam has become a concern. Lake Mead has dropped so much that it has cut the dam’s hydropower output by nearly 25%. At some point, the dam could stop producing electricity altogether.

For the first time ever, the federal government is expected to declare a water shortage on the lower Colorado River later this summer. That will force automatic cuts to the water supply for Nevada and Arizona starting in 2022. Homeowners have higher priority and, at first, won’t feel the pain as badly as farmers will.

Dan Thelander is a second-generation family farmer in Arizona’s Pinal County. The water to grow his corn and alfalfa fields comes from Lake Mead. “If we don’t have irrigation water, we can’t farm,” he said. “So, next year, we are going to get about 25% less water; [this] means we’re going to have to fallow or not plant 25% of our land.”

Unless something changes, Thelander and other farmers in the region could potentially have all water cut off in 2023. That is just two years away.

Farmers in California are in far worse shape. Some have already been informed that they will not be getting any water allocated to them at all here in 2021. It is being projected that farmers in the state will not grow anything on 500,000 acres this year; that is really bad news because California grows more than a third of our vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts.

California’s groundwater situation is another factor that is putting pressure on food production. For decades, groundwater was pumped with no statewide limits. As the water level dropped, farmers have been drilling deeper wells to suck out more water to plant. We are now at a point where the groundwater levels are so low, many fields cannot be planted without access to surface water.

As I look back over the past decade, there has not been a single year that did not have a major disaster. Judging from 2020 and 2021, it now appears we are going to have multi disasters for any given future year. Since the tribulation hour will likely have monthly disasters, the rapture must be very near.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

–Todd

https://www.raptureforums.com/end-times/the-great-mega-drought-of-2021/
 

Rocky R.

Well-Known Member
And this is why I disagree with preachers who say that the first half of the Tribulation will be relatively "peaceful". Really?! There's a reason why the entire period is called The Tribulation. It's all tribulation. Riots in the streets, rampant poverty, persistent drought, economic hardship, rapes and murders in the streets, invasions and abuse in the homes, fights and molestation in the schools, and what is called criminal even now might be regular accepted fanfare. There will be no common person that does not own and carry a weapon of some kind. Also, all of the above is just trouble from other human beings. The animal kingdom will turn viciously against mankind, demons and possessions will run amok -- and then there's the judgments of God to worry about! It will be an evil time like no other. With Satan in control of the world through the Antichrist during this time, it will be a near-literal Hell on Earth!
 

GotGrace

Well-Known Member
The Great “Mega-Drought” of 2021
By Todd Strandberg

Many Western states are in the grips of a drought that is starting to have a major impact on the local economy. The dry period has lasted so long, it has been given the rank of “Mega-Drought.” A return to normal moisture levels would require months of heavy rainfall.

According to The Weather Channel, 89% of the Western U.S. is experiencing drought conditions. More than half — about 55% — of the West is experiencing the highest levels of “extreme” and exceptional” drought.

The state of North Dakota is in the second-worst level of drought, and ranchers are auctioning off their cattle by the thousands.

“Normally this time of the year, we’re probably looking at 400-600 head, and a lot of times would be every other week,” said former auctioneer Ron Torgerson.

Recently, more than 4,200 head of cattle were sold at Rugby Livestock and Auction during a two-day sale. Needless to say, ranchers in North Dakota don’t want to get rid of their cattle, but the drought has pushed prices for hay and corn so high that many of them simply have no choice.

Feeder Cattle prices have declined as herds are being sent to the slaughterhouse. As cattle herds shrink all over the western half of the country, beef prices will move significantly higher a few months down the road.

Record heat during the past few weeks has yielded no shortage of horror stories. Almond growers have lost whole orchards, and 17 million endangered salmon are being shipped to the sea because rivers are too hot to navigate.

Meanwhile, the drought continues to push the water level in Lake Mead into the danger zone. According to CBS News, Lake Mead has hit the “lowest level ever recorded.” Since most Western states get nearly zero amounts of rain during the summer, Lake Mead will continue to dry up for several months.

Formed in 1937 by the construction of the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the U.S. The reservoir supplies water to 25 million people in Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson and Las Vegas, per Reuters. Lake Mead has not been full since 2000, with water levels falling 140 vertical feet since then, and it is currently at just 36 percent of capacity.

The ability to produce electrical power at Hoover Dam has become a concern. Lake Mead has dropped so much that it has cut the dam’s hydropower output by nearly 25%. At some point, the dam could stop producing electricity altogether.

For the first time ever, the federal government is expected to declare a water shortage on the lower Colorado River later this summer. That will force automatic cuts to the water supply for Nevada and Arizona starting in 2022. Homeowners have higher priority and, at first, won’t feel the pain as badly as farmers will.

Dan Thelander is a second-generation family farmer in Arizona’s Pinal County. The water to grow his corn and alfalfa fields comes from Lake Mead. “If we don’t have irrigation water, we can’t farm,” he said. “So, next year, we are going to get about 25% less water; [this] means we’re going to have to fallow or not plant 25% of our land.”

Unless something changes, Thelander and other farmers in the region could potentially have all water cut off in 2023. That is just two years away.

Farmers in California are in far worse shape. Some have already been informed that they will not be getting any water allocated to them at all here in 2021. It is being projected that farmers in the state will not grow anything on 500,000 acres this year; that is really bad news because California grows more than a third of our vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts.

California’s groundwater situation is another factor that is putting pressure on food production. For decades, groundwater was pumped with no statewide limits. As the water level dropped, farmers have been drilling deeper wells to suck out more water to plant. We are now at a point where the groundwater levels are so low, many fields cannot be planted without access to surface water.

As I look back over the past decade, there has not been a single year that did not have a major disaster. Judging from 2020 and 2021, it now appears we are going to have multi disasters for any given future year. Since the tribulation hour will likely have monthly disasters, the rapture must be very near.

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28).

–Todd

https://www.raptureforums.com/end-times/the-great-mega-drought-of-2021/
IMHO People across the U.S. haven’t realized just how serious this is and how it is going to affect their part of the country.
 

Neonap

Well-Known Member
And this is why I disagree with preachers who say that the first half of the Tribulation will be relatively "peaceful". Really?! There's a reason why the entire period is called The Tribulation. It's all tribulation. Riots in the streets, rampant poverty, persistent drought, economic hardship, rapes and murders in the streets, invasions and abuse in the homes, fights and molestation in the schools, and what is called criminal even now might be regular accepted fanfare. There will be no common person that does not own and carry a weapon of some kind. Also, all of the above is just trouble from other human beings. The animal kingdom will turn viciously against mankind, demons and possessions will run amok -- and then there's the judgments of God to worry about! It will be an evil time like no other. With Satan in control of the world through the Antichrist during this time, it will be a near-literal Hell on Earth!

Indeed. In fact, by the time the world reaches the midpoint of the Tribulation period, half of the world's population will be cut in half. 1/4 of the population is reduced due to the four horsemen, and another 1/3 die due to the demon army. You can also include the poisoning of the water supply and other judgements as well.

It's not going to be a fun time, and it will be horrific for the inhabitants of the earth during that time.
 

Flyfisher

Well-Known Member
IMHO People across the U.S. haven’t realized just how serious this is and how it is going to affect their part of the country.
I have posted on this before and the effect it will have on food supply and prices. The rest of the world can’t just step in to help either as other places are experiencing similar or other just as bad events causing severe food shortages across the worlds. We have droughts, floods, locust, rats and man made lockdowns (supply chain issues) that prevent processing. With inflation and food scarcity, feeding a family is going to get costly.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
There are baby tomatoes on my tomato plant. Jesus can have those to feed the multitudes :smile
If I get any baby peppers, or if the horseradish and garlic get going, he can use those, too :smile

Miracles still happening today, and I believe even more so during the Tribulation.


:pray :pray :amen :amen
 

MsTeresa

New Member
I am one that lives in these western states. This is something I noticed right away. It should have started a couple of months ago, but never did, there are NO weeds. NONE! I waited and waited, with weed killer in hand...and nothing!

Usually every year prior, I would help my neighbor out as she is elderly, with her yard, as well as work on my yard. Last year I wanted to cry, I was battling weeds, weeds, weeds, hehe.

We have had no rain, not that was of any significance. If it did rain, it dried up before it hit the ground!

So yes, this drought stuff is no joke. I need to start getting some more water stocked up, while I can!
 

biblegirl

Well-Known Member
I read recently that the situation is rapidly developing into a new 'Dust Bowl' such as wreaked havoc parts of the Southwest back in the 1930's and lasted for almost a decade. My father grew up in Oklahoma during those dust bowl years, and it was a very dark period of American history. It's scary to think it could be happening again.

Someone in another thread asked if we thought the cicada invasion was God's way of trying to get the attention of our leadership elites. It seems to me that God may be giving us all kinds of warning signs, but our modern day 'pharaohs' are too hard hearted to listen.
 
Top