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Aug 13

Current Water Watch Updates

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 2:47 PM by Ann Vallee

Summer water use continues to stay below average, and did so even during the two heat waves we experienced in July. Our thanks go to all MMWD customers for heeding the call to conserve water this year.

Visit our Water Watch page for daily water use updates and our Drought Information page for drought news.

Here are the latest water statistics:

Reservoir Levels: As of August 12, reservoir storage is 62,512 acre-feet,* or 79% of capacity. The average for this date is 60,625 acre-feet, or 76% of capacity.    

Rainfall: Rainfall this year to date (July 1 - August 12, 2015) is 0.06 inches. Average for the same period is 0.09 inches; last year on this date we had 0.04 inches.

Water Use: Water use for the week ending August 12 averaged 24.45 million gallons per day, down from 27.21 million gallons per day for the same week last year.

Creek Releases: During the month of June 2015 MMWD released 306 million gallons, or 938 acre-feet, into Lagunitas and Walker creeks in west Marin for habitat enhancement.   

*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons


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