Tuesday, August 2, 2011

End Times? Texas Lake Turns Blood-Red


QUOTE: "A Texas lake that turned blood-red this summer may not be a sign of the End Times, but probably is the end of a popular fishing and recreation spot. A drought has left the OC Fisher Reservoir in San Angelo State Park in West Texas almost entirely dry. The water that is left is stagnant, full of dead fish — and a deep, opaque red. The color has some apocalypse believers suggesting that OC Fisher is an early sign of the end of the world, but Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries officials say the bloody look is the result of Chromatiaceae bacteria, which thrive in oxygen-deprived water. "It's just heartbreaking," said Charles Cruz, a fish and wildlife technician with Texas Parks and Wildlife in San Angelo, Tex."

Texas was hoping to get some rain from this last tropical storm that never really developed into much.  Seems as though the drought conditions continue to worsen with no relief in sight.  With so many threats to the food supply as well as other issues coming together at once I am concerned we might see a 'perfect storm' of political, social and natural events that could trigger a sudden and catastrophic sort of disaster in the next couple of years.  Hopefully that will not be the case but keep your eye on stories like the one linked above as they might be harbingers of other events to come. 

1 comment:

  1. This is very much like the summer of 1980 (last time it was this bad). What it took to break the drought and heat was a hurricane hitting the eastern end of the Texas gulf coast. Most people in Texas are praying for this to happen again.