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Much-needed rain showers region

A gentle but prolonged rain shower passed through Marion County on Tuesday morning.

When Torey Hett checked a weather station at Marion Reservoir at 8 a.m., it showed .21 inches of rain received overnight. By the time the rain ended in the early afternoon, another .48 inches had fallen, bringing the total from the day to almost seven-tenths of an inch.

If that rainfall was consistent across Marion County that would mean the rainfall total was approximately 11.4 billion gallons of water.

Last modified Aug. 16, 2012