I have hit it twice with a light soak from my watering can... I expect the humidity in the mid to high 50s to make it's way through the paper bag even without rain. The outer layer of cement was already rigid to the touch when I brought it out of the air conditioned store.
I pay attention to my culverts because without good drainage I would be underwater. The culvert at the end of my far back ditch collects trash. Not on my property, but the standing water is. I once pulled a 5 gallon bucket from inside that culvert that was barely bigger than the bucket.You remind me that my neighbor needs to call City of Dallas Trinity Watershed Management and have them clear the culvert down the street.
Your is nice and clean compared to this one.
During one storm a huge tree limb got stuck in the front pipe going under my driveway, then more branches and trash completely blocked that pipe. I noticed when I happened to see an odd flow pattern of water going across my front yard from left to right (uphill), around the side and into the back ditch, only to return the front culvert using to my hydraulic improvement.
When I free'd the stuck tree limb, there was A huge sucking sound as proper drainage was restored.
My water bill is $14.75 a month up to X thousand gallons, and it is against my religion to help grass grow even faster. The only times I bumped the nominal water usage was when my water main sprung a leak. and when a bypass/relief valve in my RO filter was dumping too much water.Yesterday it was 111°F at the nearby airport: http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KRBD.html
Maybe we'll get some rain soon.
My water bill is ridiculous.
In all honesty I did water my new grass seed a decade ago after the bulldozer rearranged my yard, just to get the new grass established.
Can you imagine anyone living in the south without air conditioning (I can't)? I can exercise and do physical work in the heat, but I absolutely can not do brain work in the heat, even with copious chilled beverages (beer).
PS: My electronic outdoor thermometer was reading up around 105-110' before I moved it around to the front of the house shaded inside an evergreen.. reading a cool 93' right now but a couple hours before max temps of the day. When I ride my bike on paved roads it can be well warmer that reported air temps. I need to avoid riding over melted tar because then my sticky tires pick up pebbles.