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Rainfall up in 2017

Rainfall totals in 2017 trended much higher than the same period in 2016, according to data released this week by the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority.

The Choc-Pea Authority recorded 71.70 inches of rain at Yellow River on Hwy. 84 compared to 54.24 inches of rain in 2016.

Choc-Pea also monitors rainfall at Yellow River on Hwy. 55. In 2017, the agency recorded 58 inches of rain on Hwy. 55, compared to 52.24 inches of rain in the same period of 2016.

The rainy trend appeared to end in December, when only 0.48 inches of rain was recorded at the Hwy. 55 station, compared to 7.52 inches in December of 2016. In the same period, 0.92 inches were recorded at the Hwy. 84 station, compared to 7.53 inches in 2016.