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MMWD Blog: Think Blue Marin

Welcome to our blog! Written by staff at MMWD, “Think Blue Marin” explores all things water in south and central Marin—water supplies, conservation, new projects, watershed management, and more.

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Feb 24

Outstanding Conservation Efforts Continue

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:14 PM by Ann Vallee

MMWD water production figures show that customers have not let up on their conservation efforts right through the winter months when consumption is typically at an annual low. January 2015 consumption showed an impressive 18% decrease since January 2014.

In fact, our running 12-month water production number is the lowest it has been since 1993, which was the final year of a six-year drought. Our sincere thanks go to all customers for doing their part to reduce water use.

Here are the current water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of February 22, reservoir storage is 78,474 acre-feet,* or 99% of capacity. The average for this date is 69,738 acre-feet, or 88% of capacity.   

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1, 2014 - February 22, 2015) is 36.86 inches. Average for the same period is 37.82 inches; last year on this date we had 20.34 inches.

Water Use: Water use for the week of February 16-22 averaged 15.95 million gallons per day, compared to 14.64 million gallons per day for the same week last year.

Creek Releases: During the month of January 2015 MMWD released 593 million gallons, or 1,821 acre-feet, into Lagunitas and Walker creeks in west Marin for habitat enhancement.  

Water use and reservoir figures are updated weekly and can be found on our Water Watch page.

*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons


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