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Lots of April showers, but still less rain here this year

Despite what seemed like plenty of April showers, rainfall totals for the first four months or 2018 remain lower than the same period in 2017.

The data was released this week by the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority.

The Choc-Pea Authority recorded 17.04 inches of rain at Yellow River on Hwy. 84 compared to 23.76 inches of rain in the same period in 2017.

Choc-Pea also monitors rainfall at Yellow River on Hwy. 55. Year to date, the agency has recorded 17.76 inches of rain on Hwy. 55, compared to 18.04 inches of rain in the same period of 2017.

After a very dry December, drought watches raised concerns for Covington County. But a rainy February eased the issue.