SPRING RAINS CONTINUE TO EXCEED SEASONAL AVERAGES
Rainfall this year continues to exceed the average, with rain for the month of April measuring 8.24 inches at Lake Lagunitas. Rainfall in April 2009 was 1.27 inches, while average is 3.69 inches. Average May rainfall is 1.17 inches; May rainfall this year through the 20th is already 1.14 inches with the possibility of more rain in the forecast.
Here are year-to-date annual rainfall comparisons:
July 1, 2009 – May 20, 2010: 56.91 inches
July 1, 2008 – May 20, 2009: 42.93 inches
Average year to date: 51.60 inches
Reservoir levels are also above average. Current storage is 79,062 AF* (99 percent of capacity); average to date is 69,209 AF (87 percent of capacity).
Conserving water is a way of life and should continue whether we are in a drought or our reservoirs are at capacity.
Rainfall and reservoir updates are posted weekly on MMWD website.