Mariton: First Quarter Precipitation
by Tim Burris, Preserve Manager
The first quarter is over and we ended on a dry note at Mariton. January was about ½ an inch above average, and February was about 1.5 inches wetter than average. March, however, was very dry with only 1.28 inches of precipitation, almost 3 inches below average. So, precipitation ended up at 9.65” for the quarter (compared to 10.68” average).
The beginning of April is fairly wet. That is good for suppressing wild fires. It is a tough for NLT’s crew to conduct Controlled Fires for ecological purposes on various preserves. Things are greening up very quickly and the window is quickly closing on our schedule of fires.