|View from the back patio|
|We got 0.34/inch from the system that moved through, bringing our current water year total (calculated from October 1st) to 3.3 inches. As our rainy season generally ends in early April, there isn't much time left to catch up. (Did you hear my sigh?)|
This morning, the weather forecaster said that, while the main system has passed, there may still be showers at intervals into tomorrow morning. The Weather Underground forecast shows that as well. I hope that's the case. Meanwhile, the air is fresh and clear, at least for now.
|The oil refineries in the distance were already back to releasing pollutants into the air|
The rain topped off my 50 and 160-gallon rainwater collection tanks. The 265-gallon tank looks to be about three-quarters full. In addition to the rain tanks, we have a rudimentary greywater system that's fed by our washing machine. Installed by a prior owner, I often forget about it as it deposits rinse water to the back slope and I'm seldom on the back slope when it runs; however, last week my husband did a load of laundry (!) while I was down that way. I heard a whoosh, followed by a stream of water and was initially alarmed before I realized exactly where it was coming from.
Water for the garden is a constant concern for me. We're doing what we can to conserve, collect and reuse it but, in times of drought, I do get nervous about my garden's fate.
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