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Hartford County, Maryland, low water levels in creek
3/20/2017 6:03:10 PM

Water Supply & Quality
Harford County, MD

Start Date: 3/5/2017 - End Date: 3/5/2017
Report for 2/26 to 3/5/17. Meteorological Spring began March 1st but the past couple of days it's felt more like winter. Saturday nights low of 12.3F reinforced that feeling. A wild ride this past week. Above normal temps with thunderstorms and hail early in the week to cold temps, gusty winds, snow showers and snow squalls and frost near the end of the week. Soils had a brief rise in moisture from the storms but has begun to dry out. Soil temps have remained fairly steady. **Higher the centibars the drier the soil. **Current soil readings, six inch depth: Soil temp 36F, soil moisture: 15 centibars 24 in. depth: Soil temp: 42F, soil moisture: 15 centibars 36 in. depth: Soil temp: 44F, soil moisture 22 centibars Today starts a new week and looking forward there is a typical March temp roller coaster. Warming above normal Tuesday and Wednesday with a chance for much needed rain. Then more seasonable the remainder of the week. More bluebirds have arrived. Wild daylilies have begun to emerge. Red buds trees are beginning to bloom in increasing numbers. The creek is down slightly. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Norrisville 0.6 WSW on 3/5/2017