Even though 2013 is continuing to be unusually dry, reservoir levels are at average levels for this time of year.
Here are the current water statistics:
Reservoir Levels: As of April 21, reservoir storage was 72,909 acre-feet,* or 92 percent of capacity. The average for this date is 72,441 acre-feet, or 91 percent of capacity. Total capacity is 79,566 acre-feet.
Rainfall: Rainfall this year (July 1, 2012 to April 21, 2013) is 38.42 inches. Last year for the same period we had 39.83 inches; average is 49.50 inches.
Water Use: Water use for the week ending April 21 averaged 25.0 million gallons per day, compared to 19.0 million gallons per day for the same week last year.
Supply Source: Last week we averaged 19.0 million gallons per day from our reservoirs and 6.0 million gallons per day from the Russian River.
Creek Releases: During the month of March MMWD released 584 million gallons, or a total of 1,792 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 agreements with the State of California.
Current water use and reservoir figures can be found on our homepage.
*One acre-foot is 325,851 gallons.