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Dec 16

Reservoir Levels Rising as December Rains Fall

Posted on December 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM by Ann Vallee

The rainy season has arrived! We have had several days of rain so far this month and December is only half over. Whether or not we set any records, we appreciate every drop. Thanks to recent rains and ongoing customer conservation efforts, reservoir storage is near average for this time of year. Visit our Water Watch page for daily updates.

Here are the latest water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of December 15, reservoir storage is 50,896 acre-feet,* or 64% of capacity. The average for this date is 55,543 acre-feet, or 70% of capacity.   

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1 - December 15, 2015) is 7.25 inches. Average for the same period is 14.08 inches; last year on this date we had 27.13 inches.

Water Use: Water use for the week ending December 15 averaged 14.98 million gallons per day, compared to 14.86 million gallons per day for the same week last year.

Creek Releases: During the month of November 2015 MMWD released 351 million gallons, or 1,076 acre-feet, into Lagunitas and Walker creeks in west Marin for habitat enhancement.    

*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons


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