County is blessed with another wet month
It was another wet and rainy month in San Juan County with August bringing soaking rains to many areas of the county.
Monticello and Blanding each received more than 2.5 inches of rain for the month. The precipitation encouraged a splash of green and new growth to a landscape that has struggled through extended drought.
If you consider the storms that have continued into September, Monticello alone has received 7.35 of rain since the monsoon season arrived in late June. The average annual precipitation for Monticello is just less than 15 inches, meaning the community has received six months of an average year precipitation in the past 75 days.
The wet weather has brought the annual totals for the water year – which ends September 30 – closer to normal.
As of August 31, Monticello had received 89.4 percent of normal precipitation for the year, while Blanding had received 73.5 percent of normal and Bluff has received 53.4 percent of normal.
The Camp Jackson weather site in the Abajo Mountains has recorded 10.3 inches of rain since the arrival of the monsoon season in late June.