This water year was above normal:
55 inches of rain compared to the long-term average of 51.
The difference maker this year was the summer half of the year,
And specifically July during which 12 inches fell. That was the water year's biggest month. The smallest contributing month was December with only an inch. But if only an inch is going to fall, December is the month for it. Evaporative losses are low and transpiration is on seasonal hold.
We've now had two rainy wet seasons in a row (over 40 inches).
Can this year make it three in a row?