We've had two years of drought. We were at a Stage 3 drought last year, which limited outside watering to one day a week and basically at night - assuming you could get any water pressure. We were able to save all of our trees, but lost some big shrubs - just the expensive ones.
All Winter, we were warned that we probably would be at Stage 4 this Summer - no outside watering at all. Early Spring, our Water Board allowed us to water between midnight and 5 AM on one day and between 7 PM and Midnight on another day. That was wonderful.
Then the rains have started. Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas are having an unusally rainy summer. There has been flooding, evacuations and some deaths due to stupidity. Unfortunately, the "hundred years" floods are taking some homes too.
We have green grass, which is still recovering from the drought, and even moss growing on our fence. Our water bill is incredibly low, as is our air conditioning bill (600/mo last summer - our house isn't that big nor do we keep it that cool, but the temps were hot)
Crops, benefiting from the wonderful rain, can't be harvested due to the mud.
It's been raining at my house since 11 AM - that fours hours of heavy to light to moderate to light rain as the front moves through. No thunderstorms today, so far. We have had less tornado activity this year, though the power outages are more frequent.
The weather runs in cycles - this is just our rainy year. Next year will be drier.