Finally on Saturday night it rained! 55mm or just over 2″ in the rain gauge. Purgatory Creek was flowing again on Sunday as all the little side creeks deposited their rainwater – hence the muddy colour of dirt in the runoff. We have had the driest year in the 11 years I’ve lived here so far. Normally we would get about 380mm just in January alone but this year we haven’t got that much in the 7 months of 2014. Now we need the follow up rain which doesn’t look promising. That brown sploge in the upper right is Flair running along the bank.