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 October 1 to September 30.) Through the first six months of the current water year (Oct–Mar), Eastsound Water recorded precipitation equal to the average 12 month 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.