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Re: What's This?

We got a little - just shy of half an inch on the rain gauge. Most of it went south of the city. We're supposed to get another tenth tomorrow. We're more than 2' behind where we should be counting from when the drought "officially" started last September - and earlier last year wasn't all that wet, either.

The good news is that it's been cooler, so water isn't evaporating out of the ground as fast as it was. And the surface of the soil is moist enough so that it's starting to soak in. For a long time, the rain never penetrated the top inch. Now, it's moist 6" down. That's enough to help some of the trees and shrubs, though not enough to recharge the ground water.

Normally, the remnants of a few hurricanes would bring us some relief in late summer, and that plus winter rains would put us in good shape. No hurricanes here this year and we're supposed to have a la nina winter, which means warmer and drier.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] What's This?

Congrats Cyndi. After a 2 1/2 year drought here, I can relate. Daryl - you
still haven't had any rain??  I thought y'all got some last week (or it
looked like it from the weather maps).

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