Water year was wet, cool
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The recently completed water year was remarkable, with significant precipitation across San Juan County, including 141 percent of normal levels in Monticello.

For the third year in a row, wetter-than-normal weather in the summer resulted in higher-than-average precipitation for the year. The water year begins on October 1 and ends on September 30.

The winter was wet, with annual snow fall totals in Blanding totaling 156 percent higher than normal levels.

In addition to wetter than normal, temperatures were generally cooler than normal for the water year.

Monsoon rains have inundated San Juan County in the summer months for the past several years.

As a result of the strong snow and heavy summer rains, the water level of area reservoirs is in great shape as the fall ripens and winter approaches.

For the year, more than 39 inches of precipitation was measured at the Camp Jackson Sno-tel site on the Abajo Mountains.
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