COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - It's a rain gauge half full or half empty perspective.
With dust bowl conditions on the Eastern plains, farmers loved seeing the rain in the forecast.
"We're so thankful for it, we've been praying for this for months," said Jayme DiSanti.
The DiSanti farm isn't able to use well water and the irrigation water available is well below normal.
"Anything we can get, we'll take," DiSanti said.
But near where the Waldo Canyon Fire destroyed vegetation, residents like Rory and Kera Lewis have sandbags standing guard along their home in the Oak Valley Neighborhood.
"It doesn't look to pretty, but I think would prefer it to look like this and then have mud all over the house," Rory Lewis said.
His cul-de-sac experienced flooding last summer, so when the sand bags were being handed out, they made sure to grab as many as they could.
"I just don't trust Mother Nature and I believe in prevention," Kera Lewis said.
Flash flood watches remain for El Paso and Teller counties through Thursday evening according to KRDO Newschannel 13's Chief Meteorologist Matt Meister.