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    Quote Originally Posted by Truckman View Post
    I also saw something this week I haven't seen in decades, a firefly...Just one in the front yard...I used to see swarms of them in East Texas, but this was the first one I've seen here......Ben
    We had them on my farm a few miles west of you, but not nearly approaching the numbers when I grew up in Waco.
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    Speaking of density of mosquitoes reminds me of reading at the time during the civil rights marches in the early ‘60’s that civil rights groups announced they were going to organize marches in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Plaquemines Parish is the southeastern most land in Louisiana consisting greatly of dense swamps. Unfortunately for them the parish was controlled by an infamously segregationist political boss named Leander Perez who announced any such breach of his peace would result in mass arrests. The arrested would then be interred in an outdoor facility he had prepared consisting of an outdoor fenced enclosure at an old abandoned 1800’s fort in the middle of the swamp. Perez, as I read then, invited the press to tour the “facility,” where it was learned that prior attempts to use the abandoned fort for raising cattle had to itself be abandoned, when it was discovered that the mosquitoes were so thick that the cows noses became clogged with them and the beasts died of suffocation. Shortly thereafter the march was called off by organizers, perhaps the only time in that era civil rights organizers were dissuaded by intimidation against them.
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    Ok, thats like 8 places that have the worst skeeters. Well you're all wrong 'cause the skeeters are so big here they can stand flat footed and fork a turkey.

    It was blackflies in the yukon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Lake Powell is coming up almost 1.5' per day right now.
    My go to for Lake Powell. Still below last year.
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    I'm betting it will catch up and surpass last year rise unless they dump it all down to Mead.

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    I hope you are correct. I checked last a few weeks ago and it didn't look promising then.
    The thought of adding a foot plus to a lake that size in one day makes my brain hurt.
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    Thats because a few weeks ago it was still snowing in the rockies. The melt has just begun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    I'm betting it will catch up and surpass last year rise unless they dump it all down to Mead.
    Per the compact agreement amongst Western states, lake Powell must equalize levels with lake Mead. And, being lake Mead is super low right now, a lot of water will head towards Las Vegas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    Well you're all wrong 'cause the skeeters are so big here they can stand flat footed and fork a turkey.
    So you got big skeeters...But are your alligators tough enough to laugh off having a steak knife stuck in their skulls?......Ben
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    Quote Originally Posted by CactusCurt View Post
    Ok, thats like 8 places that have the worst skeeters. Well you're all wrong 'cause the skeeters are so big here they can stand flat footed and fork a turkey.

    It was blackflies in the yukon.
    This is your mind on drugs!

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    I grew up in Miami, don't ever recall having AC but I don't remember suffering like my ex when the temp isn't 68 degrees in the house.
    I also remember half living in the glades catching gators and snakes, fishing having a ball, but I don't really remember mosquitos. I remember the trucks driving up and down the road spraying DDT and the low playing airplanes that did the same. I guess we got used to them or were just having to much fun to think about them. That was also 50 something years ago, might have something to do with it. I do remember the roaches though!
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