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Happy New Water Year 2016 from Mono Lake

October 1st, 2015 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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October 1st marks the start of a new water year. The 2016 water year runs October 1, 2015–September 30, 2016. It measures the fall-winter precipitation and the rain that falls in the following growing season all in one 12-month period.

Here is how last year stacks up for Lee Vining precipitation: 11.84 inches, or 84% of average. The remarkable thing is that the fall-winter was the lowest on record, at only 34% of average, meaning the snowpack was the lowest on record. Summer was highest on record, at 285% of average.

The remarkable thing about the 2015 water year was that it was the driest fall-winter on record and the wettest spring-summer on record.

The remarkable thing about the 2015 water year was that it was the driest fall-winter on record and the wettest spring-summer on record.

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2 Responses to “Happy New Water Year 2016 from Mono Lake”

  1. avatar Richard Beebe Says:

    Rather remarkable year.
    The worst of one and the best of the other.

    My wife and I missed the regular “winter” but enjoyed some of the “second winter” in May.

    Hello 2015-16.

  2. avatar Vincent Goetz Says:

    Those rains in June and July were amazing…