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Climate & Precipitation

Rain Gauge Data

Rainfall/precipitation was recorded using standard rainfall gauges. Attempts were made to record the rainfall after each event in order to minimize losses from evaporation. During multi-precipitation events that lasted a few days, the gauges may only have been read once. Missing monthly data resulted from incomplete records due to stolen or damaged rain gauges.

1930-1939 | 1940-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 |  2000-2005 |  2006 |  2007 |  2008  |  2009  |  2010  |  2011  | 2012  | 2013  | 2014 (Current)

Long Term Precipation Information

The following charts are displayed to show how recent rainfall compares to long term patterns.

   2012 vs. Longterm Rainfall   
   Longterm Rainfall Average   

Rain Gauge locations on the CDRRC

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