we're at around 160% annual snowpack to date: https://ktla.com/news/california/ho...er-storms-dump-17-feet-of-snow-on-lake-tahoe/I dont mind the snow but I know folks out west need it terribly to curb droughts & fires. Storm brought as much as 2' overnight. Here in Cleveland we received about 12" but up to 4' deep drifts in places.
i agree. further concern is the longer we go dry, when the next storm hits it could be a warm one which'll jack up everything in the snowpack, reservoirs and rivers up here. flooding is the last thing we need.I'm worried that we've gotten all we're going to get. Hoping for more rain and snow soon.
It was an awfully dry summer here, I can easily keep track by how often the grass needed to be cut. I try not to water as it comes from Lake Michigan and is very expensive. When I lived out by you in Belvedere, my house had a separate water meter for the outside water and that was less expensive than the inside water for some reason.We went through a pretty severe drought here in our area this past year. Then got partially caught up. I am only hoping we don't get "caught up" in snow, or all at once come spring. The ultimate irony of it this past summer was our community had one well go down so they banned outdoor water use. Oddly our sewer bill is tied to our water use. We get a discount on the sewer bill (it's flat rate plus volume), under high use periods i.e. summer precisely because much use is not in the sewer. So due to the lack of use, they rammed it up our backsides with sewer costs this past summer and they were through the roof. Yet others who disobeyed the ban did not get screwed over. Go figure
Yes we too can ask Cherry Valley for separate meters but it's VERY expensive. So we have not done it. Oddly we are one of only 2 houses on the block with sewer. Everyone else has septic. When ol' Hal McKiski was building this sub, he offered septic standard and sewer as an upgrade. I'm told sewer was like a $10k upgrade. $10k on a house that back then was only around $75k was pretty steep so hardly anyone has sewer hookups. IDK how the water reclamation dept keeps up with who is who.It was an awfully dry summer here, I can easily keep track by how often the grass needed to be cut. I try not to water as it comes from Lake Michigan and is very expensive. When I lived out by you in Belvedere, my house had a separate water meter for the outside water and that was less expensive than the inside water for some reason.