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Sep 28

Reservoirs in Good Shape as We Head Into Fall

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 4:31 PM by Ann Vallee

As we head into fall, we are pleased to report that our reservoirs continue to do well. Our current storage of 62,524 acre-feet is 114% of average for September 27. 

At the same time, we are still awaiting the first measurable rain of the season, and since we don't know what this rainfall year will bring, using water wisely is always important. Thank you for continuing to conserve.

Here are the latest water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of September 27, reservoir storage is 62,524 acre-feet,* or 79% of capacity. The average for this date is 54,910 acre-feet, or 69% of capacity.

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1 - September 27, 2016) is 0.00 inches. Average for the same period is 0.62 inches; last year on this date we had 0.81 inches. 

Water Use: Water use for the week ending September 27 averaged 26.52 million gallons per day, compared to last year when water use for the week was 24.11 million gallons per day.

Creek Releases: During the month of August 2016 MMWD released 289 million gallons, or 887 acre-feet, into Lagunitas and Walker creeks in west Marin for habitat enhancement.

Visit our Water Watch webpage for daily updates.

*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons 


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