The 2012-13 rainy season is off to a strong start, with recorded rainfall already above average for the year to date. As of November 20, rainfall at Lake Lagunitas measured 10.96 inches while average is 7.40. Total rainfall last year on the same date was 7.29 inches. Here are the current water statistics:
Reservoir Levels: As of November 20, reservoir storage is 74 percent of capacity, or 59,104 acre-feet.* The average for this date is 64 percent, or 51,096 acre-feet. Total capacity is 79,566 acre-feet.
Water Use: Water use for the week ending November 18 averaged 17.8 million gallons per day, slightly lower than last year’s average of 18.3 million gallons per day.
Supply Source: This past week we averaged 12.3 million gallons per day from our reservoirs and 5.5 million gallons per day from the Russian River.
Creek Releases: During the month of October MMWD released 266 million gallons or a total of 817 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.