MMWD’s reservoirs continue to stay above average even though rainfall is slightly below average. Here are the latest water supply and demand figures:
Reservoir Levels: As of November 21, the reservoirs contained 61,756 acre-feet,* or 78 percent of capacity. This volume is well above the average for this date of 50,053 acre-feet, or 63 percent of capacity.
Water Use: With several days of warm temperatures over the last 30 days, water production this year was higher than in 2010. The daily average for the last 30 days this year was 21.30 million gallons; for the same period in 2010 it was 18.49 million gallons.
Creek Releases: For the month of October water releases into Lagunitas Creek averaged 3.9 MGD (million gallons per day) and into Walker Creek averaged 3.0 MGD. We release water throughout the year to maintain adequate flows for the fishery per our agreement with the State of California.
Rainfall: As of November 21, we have received 7.29 inches of rain year to date (since July 1). For the same period in 2010 we received 11.00 inches; average is 7.42 inches. Rainfall is measured at Lake Lagunitas.
Rainfall and reservoir figures can be found on the homepage of our website.
*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons.