Rainfall locally since May 1st has been 6.28 inches, which is less than half the average of 13.6 inches.
While most have noticed their brown lawns (while enjoying fine summer days), the "drought" hasn't been much of a bother. This is particularly true for those on public water systems who enjoy a seemingly inexhaustible supply of H20.
But for those in outlying areas who depend on wells for water the impact is startling, as their water supply has dwindled and in some cases evaporated entirely despite a summer's worth of conservation measures.
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