FINALLY some rain!

nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)February 9, 2014

Severe drought here in No Cal! But the last few days we have finally received about 6"!!!!! Local flooding, but that's OK!
There's no way we will catch up to the normal of about 25", but at least we have more storms coming in on the Pineapple express!
What cracked me up, was that even though we were way short on rain last year, they didn't declare a "DROUGHT" until a couple of weeks ago, then they announced it like it was a big surprise!
I think it's different for "townies" who have water flowing as opposed to us in the country who have to rely on wells. I think we pay more attention! No offense to you "townies"!
Anyway, happy rain to us in CA!!!!!! Nancy

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mckenziek(9CA)

I'm with you Nancy!

But to be honest, I am looking forward to a little break so I can spend some more time outside.

Also, I got a cow a couple of months ago, and she is messing up the pasture sinking in to this mud.

--McKenzie

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 10:37PM
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stuffradio

Glad to hear it!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 1:26AM
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nanelle_gw(9/Sunset 14)

One happy "townie". In fact, my lot is the furthest lot technically IN the town, because of my fears of the whole well thing. Also the highest lot, so we don't flood like many around here do/did.

Best wishes.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 3:51AM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

HA!!!! The local paper reported how many FEET instead of inches of rain!
That was pretty crazy! Our river area gets at least twice as much rain as us on the plains!.....But it was great! 1 1/2 FEET of rain in the river area with no flooding! About 8" here! I'll take it! Nancy

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 8:59PM
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Deeby

I wish we'd get a few inches, but we won't. I feel guilty using the hose !
More than anything, I wish it would get warm and stay warm. This is the first time that cold weather has really bothered me. I used to welcome fall and winter. Not anymore ! Getting old, I guess.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:38PM
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insteng

Congratulations, I know what you are going through. We have had a severe drought here for the last couple years until it finally broke this year.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 10:17AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Drought must be horrendous for you. I'm glad you have had some rain at last.

Meanwhile - we have plenty to spare.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 4:11PM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

Oh MY, Floral! Been there also! Nancy

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 8:54PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Come to the PNW area, we've got rain, rain and more rain, 9 months of the year. It will continue till mid May or so. Right now the forecast shows rain for as long as it can be forecasted.(Grin).

I would trade this rain to some sunshine.

This post was edited by seysonn on Wed, Feb 12, 14 at 5:46

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 12:52AM
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ltilton

Actually, "they" have been reporting on the drought all along, from the US Drought monitor's page. It just took the news a while to notice, when the drought surpassed historic levels.

Here is a link that might be useful: US drought map

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 10:00AM
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nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)

ltilton... Oh I know! The local stations have been talking about it for over a year, but it didn't become "official" until last month!When the "officials" made the declaration!
We've been in drought mode for a year now! We actually never really went out of it from the 1978 drought!
AAAAaand they want us to cut back watering by 20%! How do you cut back when you are already cutting back???? Same for the electric bill! I'm already the "light nazi!"
Thankfully, I have a well and use what I want to! Nancy

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 9:28PM
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ltilton

You don't worry about your well?

I do, tho the well guys say I shouldn't have to.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 11:01PM
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mckenziek(9CA)

I am on a well, too. Seems to be a good one. There is also a creek on the property boundary. It is just a trickle during summer, but it doesn't quite dry up.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 11:31PM
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