September 17, 2014

2014 Topanga Rainfall Totals

 

PHOTO COURTESY OF ERIC FITZGERALD

2014 Topanga Rainfall Totals

Chart of rainfall for Topanga in the Fernwood area during February and March, 2014.

Finally, some meaningful rain has fallen in Topanga from two storms that arrived from February 26 through March 2.  Up until that point we had been looking at the driest year in my 17 years of records. A total of 5.51 inches of rain fell in a steady soaking over the five days of rain. Topanga Creek at the lagoon didn't break through the sand berm until mid-day on February 28 as a good deal of the wet stuff was soaked up by our thirsty mountains.

Our season total now stands at 6.85 inches of rain. The rain season runs July 1 to June 30.

PHOTO BY ERIC FITZGERALD

2014 Topanga Rainfall Totals

Rain water in Topanga Creek on March 1, 2014.