rain in California

i hope you folks are getting some good rains now (but not too much too quickly)!
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On 12/2/2014 1:24 PM, songbird wrote:

Since 1 October (the start of our rain year), the local automated weather station has recorded 2.02 inches. In the past 24 hours, we got 0.90 inches of that.
Unfortunately, our primary water supply comes from northern California, 500 and more miles away. While we have 12 huge reservoirs, they are insufficient. Instead, we need substantial snowfall as our real "reservoirs". Note that the 12 reservoirs held only 24% of their capacity as of 1 November. (1 December data won't be available for about another week or two.)
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David E. Ross wrote: ...

i'm just so glad to see you folks finally get some rain. it may not be enough but at least it is a start.

the past few days have shown rain up north so that will at least start the process of recharging those reservoirs. some of the more southern moisture may partially end up as snow in the mountains.
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On 12/2/2014 2:18 PM, songbird wrote:

We are now (as of 4:00pm PST) up to 2.39 inches for the current rain year, with 1.27 inches in the past 10 hours.
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On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:24:38 PM UTC-8, songbird wrote:

Yesssss! There was a nice little one a few days ago, and now we're having some serious precipitation, thank you Lawdee (or whomever).
Alas, brings with it danger of slides, hillside collapses, etc. partly due to extended drought = poor vegetation coverage. It is not fun to see your house slide down the hill or mud slide down & cover it.
Fortunately my chateau is on boringly flat ground, and my roof is holding since the la$t leak repair.
Must get out tomorrow and buy another trash can to catch the roof drips. I use them for the indoor plants that just LOVE that clean sky water.
The City does have a plan that enables citizens to get rain barrels basically FREE after rebates, which cover installation as well. I didn't get around to it because what water to catch? Now must close barn door.
Appreciate your concern! Reciprocated for OZ in general.
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