10 July 2021: Hurricane Elsa Delivers Much Needed Rain [UPDATED]

July 2021 Precipitation as of 7-10-21

On its way up the New England coast yesterday, Hurricane Elsa dropped over 3″ of rain on Clary Lake. While this won’t end our drought, it will go a long ways towards replenishing ground water supplies, and it brought the lake up enough for water to flow over the top of the dam again. For the month of July we’re now at 5.35 inches, well above  the average of 3.54 inches. For the year we’re now only (only?) 4.97 inches short of normal for this date.

water-over-the-dam-7-10-2021_compressed[UPDATE]: As of this morning and for the FIRST TIME this year, the lake level is +0.08 feet ABOVE the High Water Mark having risen 7.08 inches since yesterday morning. Plenty of water flowing over the top of the dam as the picture at left shows. What a treat to have such high water this time of year!

 

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2 Responses to 10 July 2021: Hurricane Elsa Delivers Much Needed Rain [UPDATED]

  1. We opened the gate 1 foot today to hasten the return to more normal water levels. We’re anticipating additional rainfall in the next week. When the lake has fallen to the top of the dam we’ll close it again.

  2. The lake level has fallen to the top of the dam and we’ve closed the gate. I doubt the drought conditions are over and we might as well preserve as much water as possible going into August.

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