Drought Whittling Away!?
Posted May 11, 2006 3:16 p.m. EDT
Now as we move forward through May and June we need to have these frequent rains remain steady so we can continue to whittle away at the drought. One good note is now the drought is more of a hydrological drought instead of an agricultural drought.
Hydrologically speaking the streamflow across the state is still considerably low with inflows into area lakes far below where it should be for this time of year. Unfortunately I don't have any available stats to share with you as I write this. Agriculturally speaking, we are hearing from some farmers saying they are having enough rain and perhaps too much since it is interrupting some from doing their Spring planting. Another issue we have heard about from farmers is the unusually cool Spring. The chill is hurting germination of some crops and as of last week there was some fear of replanting having to take place.
Only time will tell how the situation will resolve itself. Here's to more rain and warmer temperatures!