Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The Results Of A Six Week Rain
Here in Colorado, it has rained everyday or night for about six weeks straight, resulting in a doubling of the average spring rainfall.
It has been a nuisance in some ways, as some areas of the state experienced serious flooding. However, it has been overwhelmingly beneficial for the most part, as the rain has filled nearly every reservoir to the brim, as well as replenished groundwater sources.
Of course, it has also resulted in some serious plant growth. My lawn has never looked this good, and the foothills that comprise the western border of Lakewood are greener than ever.
The street medians have become quite overgrown though - that picture above is of the median just down the block from my house - city employees started mowing yesterday, but it looks as if they ran out of gas about halfway through that particular stretch. Or maybe the weeds and grass beat the mower back...that is some tall and thick weed and grass.