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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 23, 2012 10:24 PM CST
I thought this was a very interesting article on harvesting fog in areas experiencing drought. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/fog-harvesting-pr...
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 24, 2012 9:46 AM CST
Really interesting, Lynn.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2012 12:17 PM CST
I thought it was a very cleaver way to combat lack of rain. Wonder if it could be used in the US during drought time?
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 24, 2012 12:22 PM CST
The problem would be space to stretch the netting without running into trees or other structures. 'Maybe on a ranch or farm acreage?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2012 1:07 PM CST
I have the black plastic bird netting suspended over my semp beds, to keep cats, birds and squirrels out of them. We don't often get fog, but I have notice on the occasions that we do have it, it traps a lot of moisture.
It will be interesting to see if this helps in the drought time we have for several months in the summer. This will be the first year to have it up during the summer.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 24, 2012 1:27 PM CST
Interesting!
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Feb 24, 2012 2:03 PM CST
Yes, very interesting indeed, sure learn a lot on ATP. Thumbs up
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 24, 2012 2:13 PM CST
That was a great article, and it sounds like a good idea. I'm wondering where arid deserts get fog though? We sure never see fog here, and when we do, it's right after a rainstorm, and the next night is very cold. Happens about once per year.

























Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 24, 2012 2:35 PM CST
I think it comes in off the ocean.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 24, 2012 2:46 PM CST
I guess this would work during late fall and early winter, like in our area, the San Joaquin Valley gets this thick tule fog or radiation fog. ...During summer, nada fog..too dry, wild fire ready dryness...

As echoed by others, where can you set it up without hitting a power line or maybe obstructing access of the birds to their wetlands.

This may work better at the Bay area and coastal areas of Cali I think, especially in June when the marine layer comes in strong. Space to put it up will be tricky though.

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