"General Atomics and Boeing have won a US Army contract to prototype their most powerful distributed-gain laser weapon to date: a groundbreaking 300-kW, solid-state, target-tracking beast that could fry enemy missiles and aircraft out of the air."
Zep, I intend to offer my pond's cormorants as testing targets. Free of charge because I am a true patriot!
If the Army turns down my offer, I'll mostly use the same strategy that worked fairly well last year: Sharp, resonant claps. Guess it sounds like gunshots to them, even those on the other side of the lake take off and are not in a hurry to return.
I am down about two feet and that is the lowest it has been since the beginning of it. I could not wait any longer for mother nature to kick in with some rain so I turned on the water well. I am guessing I will need to run the well for about 3 months to get it back to normal. The cost to do that is around 400 bucks per month. I made the mistake to see how low it would get if I did not assist the pond this year. Did not expect the lack of rain to be where it is this fall.
Meanwhile, at my location, 0.25" shy of 12" for the month of October as measured by my tube rain gauge. My electronic one is suffering "issues". Pond is in a continuous state of overflow. My wettest month ever. For NYS, that used to be newsworthy, not now getting rather common. 4.25" in one 12 hour period.