Friday, November 30, 2007

Where's the rain?

It's almost December and my rain gauge hasn't had a drop in it since Veteran's Day.

We need a good winter if the Sacramento Valley and Yolo County in particular are going to have enough water for irrigation come the summer months ahead.

Two years of below average rainfall is showing in the levels at Indian Valley Reservoir, the main source of irrigation water for farmers in Yolo County. Ranchers are hurting too, the stock water ponds that collect rainfall runoff are long since dry and many ranchers are hauling water to their herds up in the hills.

We have seen dry Novembers that preceded wet Decembers and good rainfall years but I am getting worried.

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