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Jan 22

Reservoirs Filling up as Storms Keep Rolling in

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 1:25 PM by Ann Vallee

MMWD's reservoirs are now above average and still filling thanks to this winter's series of storms. The entire state is getting a boost thanks to El Niño; however, state water restrictions are still in effect and MMWD customers are doing their part to cut back.    

Here are the latest water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of January 21, reservoir storage is 74,884 acre-feet,* or 94% of capacity. The average for this date is 63,705 acre-feet, or 80% of capacity.    

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1, 2015 - January 21, 2016) is 28.79 inches. Average for the same period is 26.26 inches; last year on this date we had 31.43 inches.

Water Use: Water use for the week ending January 21 averaged 13.9 million gallons per day, compared to 16.27 million gallons per day for the same week last year.

Creek Releases: During the month of December 2015 MMWD released 444 million gallons, or 1,363 acre-feet, into Lagunitas and Walker creeks in west Marin for habitat enhancement.    

 Visit our Water Watch page for daily updates.

*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons


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