|FTLComm - Tisdale - Monday, July 23, 2001|
|Water running down a street as we see above, just North of the Beeland Co-op have not been seen in 2001 and there was a sense of relief as the rain fell and made its way to drainage ditches and the storm sewer system.|
It seems every time it has rained this year my rain gauge has read considerably less than everyone else, I often considered that to be wishful thinking but it might also have something to do with the big poplar tree just East of the gauge which would deflect a lot of droplets in an East wind situation.
Today's rain seemed to come pretty much straight down and you can see the two inches resting comfortably in the gauge.
The big effect of this rain will be for pastures which are almost completely bare. Later wheat and barley crops will fill out from this rain and all canola should get a real benefit from this amount of moisture. Alas it is to late for the peas but it will get a boost to the last cut of alfalfa and those folks growing alfalfa seed.
|Below are some of the places water collected in rather significant quantities. The culvert near the bus barns was running full and the parking lot was filling up as the culvert under the highway was having a tough time moving the water South.|
|This is a neighbours yard (below) and shows just how much of an effect this much rain can have. Clearly the weeping tile on the West side of our house was ineffective as we had water in our basement to mop up. Though we knew our eves need cleaning there seemed little point until today.|