Sunday, March 21, 2010

Trickling into Spring

Well, Spring is officially here! It was 3 weeks ago I was posting about how the the regular winter rains had been keeping the Rillito River running (it is usually a dry wash). It has now been over 2 weeks since our last rainstorm on the 7th, and while melting snow in the mountains (visible in the photo) has kept it running since then, it is definitely slowing down. While there was still significant flow yesterday, this morning the surface water ended just east of 1st Avenue. Of course, it still flows underground, just no more surface water unless it rains again. Unfortunately, we are now entering a more typical spring weather pattern (dry, temps pushing 80F) and we are unlikely to get significant rain until July. It was nice while it lasted!

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