Water levels haven’t dropped so much as they have “held steady.”
Usually June is our “rebound out of spring drought” and “soaking in” season.
Just not this year.
(Interestingly, that dry June and our current one have followed an El-Niño amplified wet winter.)
Historically, its usually the rainiest due to lingering “springtime” instability in the upper atmosphere. As to what happened this year, I’m not sure — whether it was related in some way to the El Niño or a persistent high pressure ridge (stymieing convectional cloud formation)?
Now make way for the Bermuda High to set in and grab your popcorn:
It’s tropical hurricane “wait and see” season.