As water levels come up, aquatic fauna are dispersing and reproducing. Frogs, toads, crayfish, and live-bearing fish, in particular, take advantage of this time of year when they can produce young in standing water that has a very low density of predators. Aquatic fauna biomass in most shallow areas is dominated by tadpoles and crayfish as fish populations continue to grow.
We received ~8.68 inches of rainfall in July 2021 based on data taken from the CRKSWPS_R gauge. This amount is about five inches fewer than in July 2020, but still well within the amount expected.