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   The drought conditions are severe!


Hear the storyline. [Radio broadcasting: ...Temperatures have today reached a record 102 degrees and may well hit 110 tomorrow. Much more distressing, experts say, is that a drought has set in remarkably early and shows no sign of letting up soon....The ground is still parched from last year's drought – crops, plants and trees are being crippled at their most vulnerable time...]  





Anna: Did you hear that?  The drought conditions are severe!  There's a lot of death, dying, and suffering out there!

Rose: I heard that, but it's not surprising actually, 'cause we haven't had as much rain as normal this year.

Anna: Well, if it could rain even a drop, things would be much better!  And my flowers in the garden would come back in a heartbeat.

Rose: I guess you might have to quit watering your garden.  I heard that they are going to start rationing water.  In fact, this morning I happened to hear on the radio that the reservoir had dipped below half its capacity this month and the volume of water entering the reservoir is the smallest in fifty years.

Anna: Really!  I thought that might happen.  Great!  There go my vegetables!  

Rose: I guess so.  But think about Africa.






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