South Carolina is suffering from drought, up to now this area has escape major impact because of occasional rains. This July was different. There was only one day of rain in July.  The upper pond, began to show signs of distress near the 4th of July by the middle of the month if was obvious that there was a problem, daily I watched the decline. The photos below tell the tale.  The fish hung on until the 14th day of August , the extreme heat and lack of oxygen took it's toll-the fish all died.

ON the 15th of August, it rained.

July 4th

July 4th

South Carolina is suffering from five years of drout. Up to now this area has excaped major impact because of occasional rains. This July was different.

August 2nd

After only one rain shower in July, a noticable loss of water level was evident.

August 5th

August 7th

August 8th

August 9th

The feeding frenzy continues daily.

August 12th

August 15th

It rained, but not soon enough.

August 15th

The fish died on the 14th.