Sunday, February 24, 2008
keep it coming...
Finally... we got a good soaking of rain the other day (see bottom). Between Thursday and Friday we got anywhere from 1-2" across most of the metro area. The rain was perfect as it did not rain too much too quickly. It was a good steady rain and you can tell from the above picture of Sweetwater Creek near Austell that the area lakes and rivers are happy too! (thanks for the pic Ms. Couch!)
Lakes Lanier and Allatoona have also responded. Lake Allatonna has been rising for months and is actually a good 7' above where it is typically this time of year and has gone up 11' from its lowest point last fall. That can be a bit deceptive though since the current total is almost 10' below where it should be in the summer. Meanwhile, Lake Lanier has a long way to go. It is up 2.5' from its lowest point, but is still almost 17' below where it should be during the winter and 19' below full summer pool.
So, I guess the moral to the story is... we need a lot more rain! We are about 2" down for 2008 on top of the almost 20" deficit we ended 2007 with.
As far as rain chances coming up... our first chance will be on Tuesday, but rain totals are only expected to be .25" or so. After that it might be next week before we get a decent rain.
Have a great week!
Posted by Chris Smith at 8:41 PM