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2013-05-23

Enough to make the grass grow

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Scattered showers and thunder storms fell across Bandera County last week, dropping enough precipitation to require plenty of lawnmower operation over the weekend.

Heaviest rains fell on Wednesday, May 15, with gauges collecting as much as 2.60 inches just north of Bandera. The lowest recorded total for Wednesday was .25 inches, measured by the USGS gauge at Medina Lake.

Wednesday's precipitation fell on the just and the unjust alike, with almost all areas of the county toting up amounts over an inch.

The rains began on Thursday, May 9 with a trace measured across the county. Amounts increased Friday, May 10, with several CoCoRaHS volunteers reporting anywhere from a quarter of an inch to almost an inch in the central part of the county.

More rain fell on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, with gauges collecting .15 inches in the far west end of the county, to almost an inch in the central regions.

While the welcome precipitation helped make the grass grow, it did little to create any run-off to fill ponds or make the creeks flow.

Deep, persistent drought conditions continue, so conserve that water, folks!