- Jul 5, 2009
We have actually had significantly less rain so far in 2019 than in 2018. Only because of draconian water restrictions, lasting way longer than strictly necessary, did we start winter 2019 with tolerable dam levels. In effect we are "banking" some of 2018's rainfall.That would be a really good outcome. The season was late and things were looking gloomy till last week, so holding thumbs for WC.
I think we will get more rain this season, but there is no guarantee that we will reach the 90% figure shown in the projections. In any case we are way out of the danger zone, though this probably does not mean the removal of water restrictions anytime soon.
The main point at this stage is that soil moisture is very high, so than any additional rain becomes runoff into the dams. This was not true until the beginning of June, when there was hardly any rain, and zero runoff.