Here's a look at dry season rain totals, from 1970 to present.
Is anyone else surprised to see this year (so far) is tracking low-normal?
The reason I say that is that water levels are tracking slightly above normal for this time of year. At first glance that would seem surprising, but don't forget (1) we still have another 6 weeks of dry season left (i.e. to make this year's bar fully comparable with year's past) and (2) how high the water table in March is as much a reflection of the rain that fell the previous wet season (i.e. June through October) as the previous three winter months (i.e. December through February).
Not that dry season rain doesn't matter.
But it does matter less when the summer before was so wet.