- Author: Lynn Wunderlich
The "hydrological year", also called a "water year", is a term hydrologists and water resource managers use to describe the period from Oct. 1 of a given year to Sept.30 of the following year. Thus, the hydro year is meant to include fall rainfall with dormant season rains that may impact the soil water holding capacity and total rainfall for crops emerging the following spring.
The stations are located across El Dorado, Amador, and Calaveras counties and give us a good picture of the rainfall totals across the region. And the winner is....the Lava Cap station located in Camino has recorded the highest rainfall amount to date, 54.04 inches; closely followed by our newest addition to the network, the West Point station at 53.78 inches!