Here are the most current reservoir and water use figures:
Rainfall: Rainfall from July 1, 2011, to December 18 was 8.72 inches. Average is 15.16 inches.
Reservoir Levels: As of December 18, reservoir levels were 75 percent of capacity, or 59,925 acre-feet.* These levels are higher than the average for this date of 69 percent (54,762 acre-feet). Reservoir levels have been above average for all of 2011.
Water Use: Water use for the last seven days has averaged 18.0 million gallons, higher than last year’s average of 16.5 million gallons. These figures are contrary to the general trend for 2011, which has seen lower consumption than 2010 almost the entire year.
Creek Releases: For the month of November MMWD released 349 million gallons, or a total of 1,071 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 agreement with the State of California.
Current water use and reservoir figures can be found on our homepage.
*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons.