California has had a very dry year (or two) lately. We could use more rainy days like today.
Our lake water levels are quite low. Our local Folsom Lake is currently at 29% capacity. After looking at the CDEC chart I see that some water sources are as low as 4%. The highest is at 98%. My aunt and uncle live just outside of Yosemite and their well water comes from Lake McClure which is currently at 7%. Yikes!
Although we did get a fair share of the rain today, our house is safe and dry. Years ago Ron put in drainage in the back yard at key points. So now the rain water flows through piping along the back walkway to the side yard out to the curb and also under the kennel to the curb on the opposite side of the house.
According to our very crude water gauge (AKA a home depot 5 gallon bucket) we've received a little over 3" of rain since Monday afternoon. We have the bucket set in an area where the house and tree aren't directly over it.
Hopefully California can recover from the water shortage soon! For now, I'll take all the rain the clouds can drop...
|rainbow from the font porch|