IEM Daily Feature
Thursday, 03 October 2019

Water Year Accumulation

Posted: 03 Oct 2019 08:35 AM

The water year is typically defined as the 1 October through 30 September period as by 1 October most crops growing are done for the year and any additional precipitation goes toward reserves for next growing season. We recently crossed 1 October and so we can now look back on the 2019 water year. The featured chart presents the accumulated precipitation for Ames. It is interesting to note how before this summer we were on track with the wettest water year on record (1993), but the dry weather put us well behind the total from that year. The 2020 water year has started off extremely wet, so maybe we will take another run at having the wettest water year on record over the next year.

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