Almanor has slow start to precipitation year

Dale Knutsen
Special to Feather Publishing

The new precipitation year began July 1 and after four months the Lake Almanor Basin has accumulated 2.10 inches, or about 63 percent of the long-term average.

Almost all of that arrived in early October, either as rain or in the form of two inches of wet snow. A slow start to the precipitation season is relatively common for this region as we complete our customary summer drought period.

November often marks the start of our wet season and average November figures reveal nearly a foot of snowfall and a bit over four inches of total precipitation. But as always, we will simply have to see what Mother Nature actually sends our way.

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