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Record rainfall recorded

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Contra Costa County Flood Control District (CCCFCD) announced Wednesday the 2016-2017 rain season has set a record.

“At our office in Martinez, we recorded more total rain fall for this time in the season than ever before!” the CCCFCD reported.

The wettest year previously recorded was 1982-1983 with 32.95 inches, or 22.17 inches by this time in the season. This season, rain has reached 22.84 inches, with 38.20 total inches predicted.

The driest years recorded were 1975-1976 with just 5.63 inches of rain.

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