Asking For Your
State Water Resources Control Board is proposing a 270 day extension of the State’s
Emergency Conservation Regulation subject to draft adjustments. Regulations may extend to at least April of
this year and then re-evaluated once again.
Main reason, severe groundwater depletion levels throughout the state
and hydrologic water conditions still are uncertain. The unknown is met by a prudent and sound mindset
until the winter season passes. At which
point water and snow level content in the snow, coupled with reservoir levels will
be strategically evaluated moving forward.
have heard much on the recent snow and rain storms that have had positive impacts
on our drought and place us on the right tract.
The California Department of Water Resources even measured 28.1 inches
of water content in Sierra Nevada snow and 153 percent of historical
average. 101 additional sites compiled
snowpack levels at approximately 173 percent of the states average. January alone marked the fourth wettest
January on record.
DO THE WEATHERMEN SAY?
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration meteorologist Tom Di Liberto says California is riding a wave of
“weather whiplash” after several years of bitter drought but that it’s not out
of the “redwoods.” Despite the stunning recent amount of recent rain,
California’s groundwater levels remain depleted due to over-pumping during the
“Even if we get a ton of precipitation
this year, you really have to replenish that groundwater over several years,”
Di Liberto said in a phone interview. “Don’t go outside and turn on the faucet
and let it drain forever.”
“In the last 10 water years,
eight have been dry, one wet, one average,” state climatologist Mike Anderson
said in a statement. “Hopefully this year will end up being wet, but we cannot
say whether it will be one wet year in another string of dry ones.”
We realize a lot of great numbers, incredible snow, and
more on the way. For these reasons the
water communities throughout California are pressing the state to ease up on its
drought laws and regulations. February
8, the California State Water Resources Control Board is scheduled to vote and
likely extend Governor Brown’s emergency drought order for another nine months
which ends in October 2017.
Drought practices will remain the same. Maintain a positive
mindset and grasp to use our most precious resource wisely and set the great
example once again as you have during this historical emergency drought mandate. Continue to conserve, conserve, and conserve!
Thank you all and should you have any questions regarding
the drought please do not hesitate to contact us.
On behalf of the Board of Directors!