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Jul 21

Rainfall for Year Ending June 30 is 39.82 Inches

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 10:27 AM by Ann Vallee

June 30, 2015 marked the official end of the most recent rainfall year. Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 MMWD received 39.82 inches of rain at Lake Lagunitas. While this figure is below the annual average of 52 inches, it is higher than the 33.40 inches we received the previous year.

The new rainfall year has already provided us with measurable rainfall, albeit a small amount, when we received 0.06 inches July 9 and 10.

Visit our Water Watch page for daily water use updates.

Here are the latest water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of July 20, reservoir storage is 64,955 acre-feet,* or 82% of capacity. The average for this date is 63,738 acre-feet, or 80% of capacity.    

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1 - July 20, 2015) is 0.06 inches. Average for the same period is 0.3 inches; last year on this date we had 0.0 inches.

Water Use: Water use for the week ending July 20 averaged 24.35 million gallons per day, down from 28.29 million gallons per day for the same week last year.

*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons 


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