Saturday, March 12, 2016

Red Car Property: Mudwatch, Rainfall Totals

Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, March 12, 2016.  Yesterday afternoon's squall line that dumped a whole lot of rain really fast, left the Red Car Property walkable today. When the rain comes fast it much of it runs off and into the storm drains. 

We're tracking rainfall totals in the Corralitas Drive gauge...

March 11, 2016: 0.6"
Rain year to date: 8.54"*

*Normally, the "rain year" would have ended June 30.  However, this rain year, California joined the rest of the country, reporting rainfall totals between October 1 to September 30.  Who expected to have significant rain between July 1 and October 1?  There will always be an asterisk next to the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 rain years on Corralitas Drive.  The 2014-2015 rain year ended with 15.17."  We got an unprecedented 4" between July 1 and September 30.