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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow & Climate Change Adaptation

    Greetings from the Great Plains of North America, Dorothy's country, which is still looking for a guiding mythology about itself. I stumbled upon this site while looking for a chorus to sing with, to be metaphoric. And I went to planning school, so it strikes the right chord.

    To be totally practical, I work in drought planning. The context of our work is shifting from being a component of the agricultural world to being an essential part of climate change adaptation. I need to come up to speed on urban planning, land use, and climate change adaptation. Anyone want to talk adaptation planning?

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    Welcome from the florida swamp! My parents hail from your fine state, I have spend many summers there, love it!
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    Welcome from another Floridian but up on the panhandle.
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    Hello, from Dallas, TX!
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    Quote Originally posted by oneplanningfool View post
    Greetings from the Great Plains of North America, Dorothy's country, which is still looking for a guiding mythology about itself. I stumbled upon this site while looking for a chorus to sing with, to be metaphoric. And I went to planning school, so it strikes the right chord.

    To be totally practical, I work in drought planning. The context of our work is shifting from being a component of the agricultural world to being an essential part of climate change adaptation. I need to come up to speed on urban planning, land use, and climate change adaptation. Anyone want to talk adaptation planning?
    Welcome from the Queen City of the Rockies, under the Big Sky, in the Last Best Place.

    Always good to see a new planner here, especially one from the Plains.

    I am not knowledgeable on adaption planning (having not heard the term before). I hope in future posts you can enlighten myself and others on adaption planning.

    Montana has been experiencing drought for nearly a decade now. Today, though, it is remarkably moist, given yesterday's all-day rain. By July it will be dusty and dry.

    Montana is experiencing water shortages, as does much of the West. We have the advantages of: 1) not having a large population demanding the limited resource be stretched thinner; 2) we sit at the top of major watersheds (Missouri, Yellowstone and Columbia), so we get first crack at the water that comes out of our mountains, and 3) the feds did major water projects for irrigation and power generation, so we have some large reservoirs that sustain us, though some (Fort Peck, for example) hasn't been full in years.

    Once again, welcome. Look forward to learning more about your specialty..
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    Welcome from Alaska!

    We don't really have to worry about dourght issues, although wildfire season has started... we sure could use some rain about now.
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    welcome from downeast Maine!

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    Thanks, all, for the welcome!

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