The 3.43 inches of rain falling in Hays over the weekend and until 8a.m. Monday, plus Thursday night’s 2.37 inches, give Hays 7 inches of rain so far in July, as measured as the K-State Agriculture Research Center.
Still, it’s not nearly enough to break the two-and-a-half year drought. Fire Chief Gary Brown keeps a close eye on the city’s water levels:
According to Brown, the fire department used one day’s worth of winter water use for the entire city to fight the July 16 fire caused by a 12-car train derailment.