Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just Like That

Immediately it's another season. There is the sound of rainy streets briefly in the night; and suddenly it's nearly time for the coho salmon to be jumping up Salmon Cascades on the Sol Duc. I woke up thinking, 'Probably not enough river flow. Yet.'

The water year ends a week from today. I went touring the watery data websites for the first time in months. The Elwha River jumped up when it rained last week (1). And look at this: for 2009/2010, even with our dry summer, precipitation here (but only here) was 125% to 150% of normal.

Basin Precipitation Map, October 1, 2009 - September 23, 2010 (Click for larger image.)

On a whole 'nother topic, I don't need to go out this weekend to do a seabird survey on my beaches. JL from COASST says, "We've received around a dozen reports this week, from Neah Bay all the way south to Copalis, and no one has found anything out of the ordinary. No cause for alarm as of now...."

And yeah, opened the curtains this morning entirely aware that it will be six months before the days are again as long as yesterday was.

1 comment:

Sky said...

gonna miss that daylight here, too. hubby will get home after dark every day for what will begin to seem like forever! not good for the spirit to have no daylight hours 5 days a week. at least he has windows in his office.