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May 25

Reservoirs Above Average as Summer Approaches

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 11:31 AM by Ann Vallee

Thanks to customer conservation efforts and near-normal rainfall for the 2015-16 winter, MMWD's reservoir levels are well above average for this time of year. Average storage for this date is 88%; actual storage is 97%.

Here are the latest water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of May 24, reservoir storage is 77,026 acre-feet,* or 97% of capacity. The average for this date is 70,292 acre-feet, or 88% of capacity.

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1, 2015 - May 24, 2016) is 49.70 inches. Average for the same period is 51.20 inches; last year on this date we had 39.64 inches.

Water Use: Water use for the week ending May 24 averaged 23.77 million gallons per day, compared to last year when water use for the week was 21.53 million gallons per day.

Creek Releases:
During the month of April 2016 MMWD released 389 million gallons, or 1,194 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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