Rainfall exceeds last year, but not significantly more than normal


February 26, 2020

Up until last week, to state the obvious, this year has been wet.

To date, more than twice as much rain has fallen compared to the same time last year – Jan. 1 through the mid-point in February, but the actual rainfall has been closer to the normal amount that has fallen in recent years in the Sweet Home area.

As of Feb. 17, 15.68 inches of rain had fallen at the Foster Lake powerhouse. Last year, as of Feb. 18, 7.61 inches had fallen.

As of Friday, the pool at Green Peter Reservoir was at 951 feet (above sea level), 28 percent of full pool, slightly behind the “rule curve” for the...

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