With all the storms and rain events we had over the years, the rain garden had never any standing water in it - until September 13, 2008.

That Saturday we received a total of 6.63 inches of precipitation (measured from midnight to midnight). This storm event filled the rain gardens about 1/4 to 1/3, a water depth of about 4".

Once the heavy rain changed to lighter rain (about 3:00 pm) the collected water in the rain garden completely infiltrated into the soil within 2 hours. This was a reassuring testament to the effectiveness of the rain garden.

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