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What is the correlation between rain gauge inches and how much rainfall it takes to add an inch to lake levels. Heard from a callin on Bill & Sherry this morning that it was 1.5" of rain for a inch of lake level. Thanks for your time. You are MY weather people.

Posted November 5, 2007 8:35 a.m. EST

MIKE MOSS SAYS:        Duane,     I started answering your question, and because so many others have asked essentially the same thing, and because the answer became pretty long and involved, I decided to turn it into a broader topic for a "WeatherCenter Blog" entry. So, just go to our main weather page and look for the WeatherCenter Blog link, or more directly, the address is

http://www.wral.com/weather/blogpost/2002957/