Tucson, Arizona 2021-07-16 21:30:00 –
In addition, Cerniglia said the Tucson region may have been above average for the monsoon season so far, but total rainfall is not where it should be for the year. And southeastern Arizona is still in a drought for decades.
“Unless it’s for a record book, even if we end up in an extraordinary monsoon, we’ll still have some long-term drought into the fall,” he said. Told.
Benjamin Wilder, director of the Desert Research Institute at Tuma Mock Hill, said recent rains could be a good sign for desert wildlife, including the majestic Saguaro.
“This strong start of the monsoon season shows that Saguaro will be rewarded after all-in with such a strong flowering and fruiting exhibit this summer,” Wilder said in an unprecedented “side bloom.” Mentioned and said. Along the cactus arms seen throughout the region earlier this summer.
Wilder said the recent rains were a perfect start to help saplings plant and begin to grow for Saguaro sowing in late June and July.
But now they will need more help from the rain. According to Wilder, some rains are better than others.
“Rain timing is as important as the amount of rain, but less important,” he said. Wilder used the example of heavy rain. He also explained why it is better to have a light rain three weeks later instead of a single heavy rain.
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