Where You At Q4: What was the total rainfall in your area last year?

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Rubber duck in a rainwater butt

The fourth question in the Where You At? bioregional quiz is:

What was the total rainfall in your area last year?

I think that annual average rainfall in Essex is about 600mm, but I don’t know how recent years have compared to that. The nearest Met Office ‘climate stations’ to me are at Writtle (c.29km away) and Shoeburyness (c.10.5 km away) – checking the Met Office site I see that for the period 1980-2010: Continue reading “Where You At Q4: What was the total rainfall in your area last year?”

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Where You At Q1: Trace the water you drink from precipitation to tap

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The first question in the Where You At? bioregional quiz is:

Trace the water you drink from precipitation to tap.

It’s a seemingly simple query. As a quick first response, I drew what I thought I knew:

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