Being in the lawn care business, we’re concerned (among other things) about rainfall and, according to the USGS website as of May 2013:
“For the fourth consecutive month, precipitation was below the long-term average at four of the National Weather Service (NWS) stations in Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Rainfall at the weather station in Georgetown, Delaware has been below normal since February, except during April, when it was 0.46 inches above normal. Of the five NWS weather stations in the region, the lowest amount of rainfall was in Hagerstown, Maryland with 1.90 inches, and the highest amount was in Baltimore with 3.43 inches.”
And, on the good news front, area reservoir levels are currently healthy:
“Reservoir storage at the end of May in the Baltimore reservoirs (Loch Raven, Liberty, and Prettyboy) remained at 100 percent of available storage capacity, with a total of 75.80 billion gallons of water.
Total storage in the Triadelphia and Duckett Reservoirs, which serve parts of Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties in suburban areas around the District of Columbia, was over 101.8 percent of normal storage capacity with 10.79 billion gallons in April.
All reservoirs except Duckett Reservoir, whose levels were dropped for maintenance in February have been at or above 100% since November 2012.”
For more data, stats and other useful info on water conditions in our area, visit the USGS website.