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2013 Drought Busters

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Duekster, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,197

    Last night I think I heard the forcaster say in the last 24 hour period. Jan 8 and 9th that we recieved more rain in our area than we had the last 3 months. We did get some decent rain around new years too. This was a solid soaking rain.
  2. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,421

    I'm in SW ohio as well, just north of cincy. 2012 saw lawns that weren't visited for weeks on end. I lost thousands, to put it bluntly. When things go dormant, well, you tend to lose the motivation along with it. The drought even impacted the fall leaf cleanup-volume was down by 30-40%. Here's hoping for a better 2013!
  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    Were you one of the lucky ones that go around 3"? It is showing we got .96, but anything is better than nothing. Now I wish we could get a couple inches of hard rain to help fill the stock tanks up.
  4. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,197

    I suspect we got 3 inches or so. The low spots in my yard are still holding water.
  5. dieselfuel

    dieselfuel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 114

    psh. i saw an article recently that said we need 150" of snow this winter (thats not a typo) to be back to where we were pre-drought conditions. We have had about 2" of snow this winter and supposed to get about 1" of rain today.
  6. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,197

    Just heard lake arlington is still 6 feet low.

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