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Latest Snowpack Survey Results Indicate No Change to Water Supply Challenges

March 04, 2010

The following statement is in response to the latest statewide snowpack survey conducted by the state Department of Water Resources,…

The following statement is in response to the latest statewide snowpack survey conducted by the state Department of Water Resources, which indicated snowpack water content is 107 percent of normal for this time of year, down from 115 percent at the last survey in January.

Full survey results are available from DWR at: http://www.water.ca.gov/news/newsreleases/2010/030310snow.pdf

“Today’s snowpack survey results indicate that our region should expect no significant change in our current water supply challenges in 2010. 

“It is possible that continued storms will keep the state at slightly above an average water year.  But an average year will not relieve us from the lingering effects of three years of drought. It also will not compensate for water losses from regulatory restrictions that limit the flow of water from the Bay-Delta.

“We must continue to seek long-term solutions to the problems in the Bay-Delta, and residents and businesses must continue their excellent job of conserving water.  This includes turning their irrigation systems off and leaving them off following storms.”

 

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  • The San Diego County Water Authority sustains a $240 billion regional economy and the quality of life for 3.3 million residents through a multi-decade water supply diversification plan, major infrastructure investments and forward-thinking policies that promote fiscal and environmental responsibility. A public agency created in 1944, the Water Authority delivers wholesale water supplies to 24 retail water providers, including cities, special districts and a military base.

    Media Contact Information

    Ed Joyce

    Phone: (949) 276-1675

    Email: Ejoyce@sdcwa.org