Look. Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s …. RAIN.
Yes indeed, the skies finally opened up as we welcomed the first couple days of March, dumping a welcome inch of rainfall. The news is worthy of the opening line of the old 1950s Adventures of Superman TV series in which onlookers on the ground peered skyward to spot an amazing sight – the Man of Steel.
of rain accumulated during the first three days of March boosted the region’s rainfall total since November by an amazing 73 percent. That’s right. We saw only 1.53 inches of rain in November, December and January and .26 inches in February.
Of course, we’ll need lots and lots of rain as well as snow in the mountains to bring good water news to growers.
Valley farmers are already disappointed – although not surprised – by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s recent announcement ofthe initial allocation of 20 percent from the Central Valley Project (CVP).
|Here's a map of the Central Valley Water Project.|
|A drought could impact lots of Valley agricultural workers.|