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Monday, January 23, 2017

Rain and Drought Update - More Rain is helping!

We had a series of 3 rainstorms over the last 5 days.   The last one was the strongest which left 2-4 inches of rain in Southern California.   2-4 inches of rain is what some cities receive in a month during the rainy season.      I haven't had to water on my farm since Thanksgiving which is reducing my water bill tremendously.   The average water bill is around $500 a month so having a financial break is good.   Here is a picture of the water gauge after the 3rd storm.  
Here are the pictures of the orchard and farm after 4 days and 4 inches of rain.
There is a picture of the pond which is almost overflowing.   I haven't added any water to the pond since thanksgiving.