Map shows scattered nature of significant rainfall in Wichita area

The overnight rains that moved through the region were hardly consistent, as this map generated by the Wichita branch of the National Weather Service shows.

East Wichita, for example, received much more rain than west Wichita. Importantly, the watershed area for Cheney Lake received some healthy rainfall amounts, which could help the lake’s water levels continue their recent recovery. Cheney Lake is the primary water source for the city of Wichita, and levels had dropped so low as a result of the extended drought that city officials are weighing watering restrictions.