Spring, Summer Rain Restores Water Levels in Central VA

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It will come as no surprise that this summer has been one of the wettest on record - but there is a silver lining.

University of Virginia director of climatology Jerry Stenger says all of this rain, spread out over the past several weeks, has replenished groundwater levels across central Virginia. That helps dig us out of low water conditions, and puts us on a good path going forward.

"This is very good news. It's not all that common where we have a situation where we're almost halfway through the summer and already seeing things looking good in the groundwater system and on the uptick," said Stenger said.

In the first half of the year, we've experienced 130 percent more rain than normal. So far this month, we've seen 200 percent more rain than the average July.

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