Eastsound Water tracks local precipitation; it is after all our sole water source, recharging both groundwater and reservoirs.
It is perhaps not surprising that the 2016-2017 water year has been wetter than normal. (A water year or hydrological year is from Oct 1 to Sept 30.) Through the first 6 month of the current water year (Oct-Mar), Eastsound Water recorded precipitation equal to the average 12 mo. water year.
The ANNUAL average (26.7”) is based on data from 2000-2016.
April continued the trend of higher than normal precipitation.
This is good news going into our normally dry and busy summer season.
Also included is a graph of ferry traffic between Anacortes and Orcas over the past 10 years, showing a 20% increase in ridership since 2009.