Latest Snowpack Survey Results Indicate No Change to Water Supply Challenges


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Latest Snowpack Survey Results Indicate No Change to Water Supply Challenges

A statement from Water Authority Board Chair Claude A. "Bud" Lewis
March 03, 2010

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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