Lawns and creeks across area are looking parched

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jul 05, 2016

Lawns and creeks across parts of Western New York are looking parched for water these days. 

From April to June, Buffalo had a total of 4.42 inches of rainfall. The average amount of rainfall from April 1 through the end of June is more than 10 inches. That's a 5.71 inch rainfall deficit. 

In June alone, Buffalo measured a total of 1.31 inches of water. That's more than two inches below normal for the month. 

The Town of Pendleton in Niagara County canceled its Fourth Of July Fireworks because of the dry conditions. 

If you were planning on kayaking out on some of the local creeks and streams in the area, you may have to find a new spot depending on where you live. As of Tuesday, Buffalo Creek had lower than a foot of water. The Allegheny River in Olean had around a foot of water. 

According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, close to 92 percent of New York State is experiencing drought-like conditions. Northern Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans County are in a moderate drought. Last year at this time, same counties mentioned above were abnormally dry. 

Hang in there, lawns and gardens across Western New York. You'll have your fair shot of water courtesy of nature throughout the week.