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Watering & Weather Information

Watering Information
May 3 - May 9

Local weather data combined with plant water needs are used to develop a general watering guide to assist the community with scheduling their sprinklers throughout the summer months. Questions? Contact Water Conservation at 541-630-0587.


Watering Recommendations for the week of 5/3- 5/9
Weekly Overview: We received some much-needed rain over the weekend, and more is in the forecast for the end of this week, potentially Thursday through Saturday.  This means that you may only need to water a couple of days this week. Be sure to reduce your watering times and allow the rain to do the watering for you.

Although the forecast calls for warm temperatures Monday through Wednesday, temperatures should go down by Thursday and cloud cover and potential rain will help reduce the amount of evapotranspiration (plant water need) so your landscape will not need as much water. 
If you are unsure if your landscape needs water, use a moisture meter to determine whether there is still moisture left over in the soil from the rains or from previous waterings.
  • Weekly Watering Need = 0.90 inches/week.  To apply this amount of water, follow the sample watering guide below. 
  • Remember, you know your landscape better than anyone, so please use this guide as a starting point and make adjustments as necessary.  Use a moisture meter to determine whether watering is necessary and turn off your sprinklers when it rains. 
Lawn Watering:
Standard pop- up sprays = 20-36 minutes for the week
Standard rotating sprinklers = 70-90 minutes for the week

Shrub Watering:
Standard pop-up sprays = 15-18 minutes for the week
Standard rotating sprinklers = 30-45 minutes for the week

Low Volume Drip System = 60-80 minutes per week

Micro-sprays & Bubblers = 40-60 minutes for the week
NOAA Weather for May 3 - May 9: 

​Monday 5/3
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light northwest wind 5 10 mph in the afternoon

Tuesday 5/4
Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 73. North wind 3 7 mph.

Wednesday 5/5
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Winds 5 7 mph

Thursday 5/6
A 30 percent chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.  Chance of showers in the.  

Friday 5/7
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Chance of showers in the evening.

Saturday & Sunday 5/8-5/9
Chance of rain on Saturday, high of 62. Mostly sunny on Sunday with a high near 64.


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