AFTER SUFFERING THROUGH YEARS OF DROUGHT, 2009 WAS A VERY WET YEAR… TO PUT IT MILDLY.  A ONCE-IN-500-YEAR FLOOD IN SEPTEMBER HELPED PUT OUR RAINFALL TOTAL OVER-THE-TOP HERE AT WQCH… WHERE WE RECORDED JUST SHORT OF 89 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION FOR THE YEAR.

TO PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE… THE 2009 TOTAL IS 28 INCHES HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS YEAR… AND MORE THAN 50 INCHES HIGHER THAN A VERY DRY 2007. 

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