Reservoir levels continue to be above average as we record the first noticeable rainfall of the season. Here are the current water statistics:
Reservoir Levels: As of October 29, reservoir levels are 75 percent of capacity, or 59,395 acre-feet.* The average for this date is 65 percent, or 51,656 acre-feet. Total capacity is 79,566 acre-feet.
Rainfall: Year-to-date rainfall (July 1 – October 28) is 3.13 inches, only slightly below the average of 3.23 inches.
Water Use: Water use for the week ending October 28 averaged 19.8 million gallons per day, somewhat lower than last year’s average of 24.5 million gallons per day for the same week.
Supply Source: This past week we averaged 14.9 million gallons per day from our reservoirs and 4.9 million gallons per day from the Russian River.
Creek Releases: During the month of September 2012 MMWD released 263 million gallons, or a total of 807 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.