RESERVOIRS AVERAGE AS IRRIGATION SEASON APPROACHES
Even though 2013 is continuing to be unusually dry, reservoir levels are at average levels for this time of year.
Here are the current water statistics:
- Reservoir Levels - As of April 14, reservoir storage is 73,621 acre-feet,* or 93 percent of capacity. The average for this date is 72,706 acre-feet, or 91 percent of capacity. Total capacity is 79,566 acre-feet.
- Rainfall - Rainfall this year (July 1, 2012 to April 14, 2013) is 38.41 inches. Last year for the same period we had 39.83 inches; average is 48.63 inches.
- Water Use - Water use for the week ending April 14 averaged 21.2 million gallons per day, compared to 15.9 million gallons per day for the same week last year.
- Creek Releases - During the month of March 2013 MMWD released 584 million gallons, or a total of 1,792 acre-feet, into Lagunitas and Walker creeks in west Marin. We release water throughout the year to maintain adequate flows for the fishery per our agreements with the State of California.
Current water use and reservoir figures can be found on the homepage of our website.
*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons.