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Peter Cooper

Written like a stormwater pro!

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Andy Gothro

The Pacific Northwest does not get regular rain year-round! It's going to rain here in Salem, OR tonight for the first time since mid-June!

   
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Heather Borgaro

The Pacific Northwest does NOT get year round rain. We have a distinct dry season and are in the midst of drought. Like California, we are dependent on mountain snow to get us through summer, and climate change makes that less dependable. Another option---let your lawn go dormant in the summer. It will green up when and if the rains return.

   

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