Driest year so far in southern California
that I can remember here in northern Orange County. Since July 1, 2006 to todays date of January 16, 2007 we have only had one inch of rain total. The weather report keeps predicting rain but when it hits we only get a few minutes of light drizzle that evaporates as soon as it hits. This was supposed to be an El Nino year but I don't know what happened to the rain. I have decided its almost useless to try to keep my lawn alive and will just let it die. I will keep watering my fruit trees, but won't waste anymore water on my banana plants.