By Dale Knutsen
Special to Plumas News
June wrapped up the customary July-June precipitation year for the Lake Almanor basin, and as expected we received very little final moisture for the season. Just over a quarter of an inch of rainfall was recorded in June at the Prattville monitoring site, bringing our annual total to 21.26 inches, or 67% of the long-term annual average figure.
We did a bit better on snowfall, although you wouldn’t know that from a current look at our nearby mountains. The basin actually received a little over the average annual snowfall this season (107 percent) with a total of 136.5 inches registered on the west shore. And now we continue in our usual dry season, awaiting autumn rains that may not arrive until late September or October.