Despite clouds, rain, slick roads, and snow down to lake level in Tahoe, the precipitation on Tuesday and Wednesday had little or no effect on reservoirs, with Folsom Lake reporting higher water levels before the storms than after.
As the drought in California continues, 17 communities throughout the state could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.
State water officials are warning that low water levels in reservoirs across the state should be a warning that conservation measures might be necessary to get through next year.
Officials are working to repair as quickly as possible a water main that broke and flooded a Daly City neighborhood Tuesday.
Crews worked Tuesday evening on the finishing touches of cleanup after a water main break flooded a Daly City neighborhood with mud.
It stems from an incident on January 12, when a small amount of hydraulic oil leaked into a South Bay reservoir.
The Marin Municipal Water District is maximizing its water supply by pumping water from the Phoenix Lake reservoir to a water treatment plant during this dry year.
Hopefully, we’ve seen the last of the heavy rain for awhile, and now state water managers have to decide what to do with all the water that makes up this year’s massive snow pack.
This year’s formidable Sierra snowpack has brought good news to California farmers and cities that have endured years of drought.
The abundance of ground water after the heavy rainfall in 2010 and 2011, and the success of conservation efforts, has ironically led the Santa Clara Valley Water District to try and raise rates to make up for lower demand.