April Extra Dry

April 2012 was the driest April since 1915. This past month, rainfall totals were about ONE HALF inch of rain. In 1915, the record was set at ZERO POINT FOUR SEVEN inches – so we were slightly above the record, but not by much. As a comparable, our rainfall average for this area is around four inches of rain. And as another point of interest, in April 1977, the highest April rainfall record was set at TWELVE POINT THREE SIX inches of rain. Duck River Utility Commission (DRUC), where TUB purchases its water, is reporting that we are track right now to have another drought much like we did a few years ago.