Rich rain: But little flooding despite nearly 2" overnight
The steady nature of the overnight rainfall combined with the parched earth of the summer's severe drought seemed to limit flooding from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole. The Twitter feed of the Newsplex's weather department reports that the storm delivered 1.83" of rain from midnight to 9am. The Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority instituted a call for voluntary water conservation one week ago when the urban reservoirs were around 67 percent of capacity. Yesterday, they were down to 65 percent, but when the figures for Thursday get posted, they'll probably be higher.
Update: The October 1 report shows both the Rivanna and Sugar Hollow reservoirs full and the Ragged Mountain Reservoir, which can't fill itself without a pipeline or a massive rainfall, still 3.3 feet below capacity.