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Corte Madera, CA                                                                                                    December 2014
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SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM MMWD
Happy Holidays from MMWD

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season and new year.

 

Warm regards,  

Krishna Kumar,

General Manager

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff

SERIES OF STORMS RAISE STORAGE LEVELS
The nearly constant rain of the last three weeks has resulted in all seven MMWD reservoirs filling to capacity as of December 22. The last time the reservoirs reached capacity was January 2013. Rainfall for the period December 1-22 is 23.22 inches, more than double the 9.61-inch average for the entire month of December.

Here are the current water statistics:
  • Reservoir Levels - As of December 22, reservoir storage is 79,566 acre-feet, or 100% of capacity. The average for this date is 56,065 acre-feet, or 70% of capacity.   
  • Rainfall - Rainfall this year to date (July 1- December 22) is 31.22 inches. Average for the same period is 16.26 inches; last year on this date we had 3.79 inches.
  • Water Use - Water use for the week of December 15-21 averaged 14.78 million gallons per day, compared to 19.88 million gallons per day for the same week last year.
  • Creek Releases - During the month of November 2014 MMWD released 330 million gallons, or 1,012 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

NEW BLOG POSTS
  • Gardener Charlene Burgi shares some history about various holiday traditions. Read on.
  • In installment 10 of her 12-part series on grasses Vegetation Ecologist Andrea Williams reminds us that change, even for a good reason, is hard. Read on.
  • Here is mid-December's spawning season update from Aquatic Ecologist Eric Ettinger. Read on.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
We welcome your comments and need your help raising awareness about water in Marin. Please share this information with your colleagues and constituents. Thank you.
Libby Pischel, Public Information Officer
Marin Municipal Water District
lpischel@marinwater.org
(415) 945-1421