Hydrologic cliff looms

This winter’s dry season is living up to its name.

But I’m not ready to call it a drought yet.

What will the second half
of the dry season bring?

That’s because it isn’t until spring that the water table starts its steep downward plunge.

Last year’s dry season was similarly dry to this point (i.e. January), but fortuitously-timed April rains kept us from dropping off the hydrologic cliff.  Also factoring that year (and to a lesser degree this year, too) were drenching October rains which, effectively, delayed the start of the dry season clock.

But no matter how bountiful, wet season water only lasts for so long. New rain is needed to maintain water in the natural fire breaks come spring.

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