That’s a Lot of Water!

News reports said the storm on December 31 dumped five inches of rain in a 24-hour period.

That’s equivalent to 135,771 gallons, or 563 tons, on a one-acre parcel.

The ranch covers 20 acres, for a total of 2.7 million gallons.

Your host spent most of the day cleaning drains and trenches to alleviate flooding.

The creek across the street, which drains a much larger area, was gushing.

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