CCWD Advocates To Lift Drought Restrictions

CCWD Advocates To Lift Drought Restrictions 

Calaveras County Water District says the drought is over and the state should lift their restrictions. CCWD recently submitted letters to Governor Jerry Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board advocating for an end to the statewide drought emergency, which has been in effect since January 2014. They say the rationale for the request is that the huge amounts of precipitation over the last year. So far this wet season, the greater Calaveras County region has received more than 200% of average precipitation, the Sierra snow pack is the largest in 22 years and snow water content is 153% of normal. CCWD also says they have plenty of storage to provide water to customers now and for several years to come. They also say it’s like this across the state, so the drought emergency declaration is no longer necessary.

 

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