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Apr 14

April Showers Help Keep Reservoir Levels High

Posted on April 14, 2016 at 2:46 PM by Ann Vallee

Rainfall and reservoir levels continue to exceed averages for this time of year, due in part to recent April showers, putting us in a good position for the warm summer months ahead.

Here are the latest water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of April 13, reservoir storage is 79,265 acre-feet,* or 99.67% of capacity. The average for this date is 72,801 acre-feet, or 91.50% of capacity.    

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1, 2015 - April 13, 2016) is 48.26 inches. Average for the same period is 48.02 inches; last year on this date we had 38.59 inches.

Water Use: Water use for the week ending April 13 averaged 16.50 million gallons per day, compared to last year when water use for the week was 17.66 million gallons per day.

Creek Releases: During the month of March 2016 MMWD released 180 million gallons, or 553 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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