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And the Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down! (Las Vegas Rains)

Believe it or not I am enjoying the “much needed” Las Vegas rain.  Hopefully it isn’t a newsflash to anyone we have been in a drought for around a decade.  The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that “western slope snowpack is 145% of normal” right now.  Snowpack is more important than the rain itself which has only raised Lake Mead’s level’s 2/10 of an inch (it’s down 130 feet), according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Aside from that I thought that stores would be dead Monday morning but it seemed to have brought out shoppers in all places I was at:  Target (Flamingo/Hualapai), Ulta (Arroyo) & Bed, Bath & Beyond (Arroyo).  That’s also great news for our pitiful economy I suppose!

According to weather.gov’s map:  my area has received 3-4 inches since Saturday (my pool is filled to the brim and we need a respite so we don’t have to drain a couple of inches of it!)  Sprinklers are off and unless we have an unusual hot spell between now and the new year they won’t go on until the first week of January!

Las Vegas isn’t exactly equipped with storm sewers (like the midwest) and there are large pools of water – especially in and around the newer areas like Mountain’s Edge.   We also don’t have lakes or creeks (pronounced “cricks” alright?)  We have detention basins and washes (pronounced “warsh”!)  You rarely see water in those washes or basins.  Here is a photo I took of the detention basin at Durango & Russell today:

It has been a little rough getting around for BPOs this week with cars not seeing big puddles and hydroplaning but the up side is that no one is outside wondering why I am taking a photo of their house

And one more thing that I can be thankful for:  IT AIN’T SNOW!  ;)


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Comment balloon 21 commentsRenée Burrows • December 22 2010 08:15PM
And the Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down! (Las Vegas Rains)
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Believe it or not I am enjoying the “much needed” Las Vegas rain. Hopefully it isn’t a newsflash to anyone we have been in a drought for around a decade. The Las Vegas Sun is reporting that “western slope snowpack is 145% of normal” … more