Rain shatters records, but doesn't completely solve water woes

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By Jason White, 1310 News, July 26, 2018

Local conservation authorities had said this week's forecast rainfall amounts wouldn't be enough to completely end the early-stage drought.

Yesterday alone, some areas received more than a month's worth of rain in a single day, including the Central Experimental Farm, where 92.3 millimetres of rain was recorded. At the Ottawa airport, Wednesday's rainfall totalled 69.4 millimetres.

"A record rainfall for a second day -- the record was 41.1, set in 1969, for a July 25th," said Jill Taylor, 1310 NEWS meteorologist. "No matter how you add it up, a lot of rain for our area."

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