This summer has turned out to be the wettest on record in South Carolina.
The precipitation in June, July, and August totaled more than 26 inches, according to State Climatologist Hope Mizzell.
She says the Upstate saw the most rainfall, although the entire state got a good drenching.
Mizzell says South Carolina has had drought conditions 11 of the past 14 years. But she says this year was odd because rainfall amounts were replenished in the summer.
“The winter months is when we normally recharge – we put money into what I call that 'water resources bank account.' We do have to watch closely and monitor what happens this winter. But overall right now, we're in really good shape,” Mizzell told the South Carolina Radio Network.
She says the state averaged more than 47 inches of rain through the first eight months of this year – the second wettest period of time since 1964, when rainfall measured more than 51 inches through August.