Remnants of Hurricane Newton

Last week the remnants of Hurricane Newton came through Benson.  We had been warned about torrential downpours and winds up to 60 MPH.  What we got was a steady rain that started during the night and lasted through mid-afternoon.  It did give us a good soaking.

hurrican_newton_runoff_3

We got 1-1/2 inches of rain and I went to take a look at a wash that runs through the SKP Saguaro RV Park.  I expected to see the wash full of water, but what I saw was

hurrican_newton_runoff_1

hurrican_newton_runoff_2

I will admit its the first time I’ve seen any water in the wash at all but I really expected more.  On the plus side though, we’ve had a lot of wildflowers and butterflies since then.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *