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Beaufort County, South Carolina, low lagoon levels, dry soil
3/5/2017 12:15:34 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Water Supply & Quality
Beaufort County, SC

Start Date: 2/5/2017 - End Date: 2/5/2017
Temps are still very mild going into February. It is so mild that pollen has been falling during the past week, the daffodils are in full bloom and azaleas are flowering. Rain, however, still eludes us. 0.05" was reported this week. Lagoons are noticeably lower. It is in conflict though that I add that January had a surplus of 3.16" which is nearly doubled for the month. Again, the problem is a lot of rain at once with long periods of dryness. Most of the 6+ inches fell in a 2-day event. In fact, we ran our irrigation this week to add a little moisture to the soil. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Bluffton 6.2 WNW on 2/5/2017