The District needs 50,000 plus acre feet of water to make it through a regular irrigation season once we start to draw the reservoirs down. Our current supply stands at 22,600 acre feet. The inflow to the reservoirs is starting to drop off due to the limited snowpack this year. This water supply situation is unprecedented in our project’s history and we are trying to make the best of the situation that mother nature has given us. This year’s circumstances were brought on by several years of below average snowpack, precipitation and hot dry summer months.
At the regular board meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 6th, following lengthy discussions, it was the consensus of the Board that water deliveries will begin on June 1, 2021. This date could be extended to June 15th, if we are lucky enough to receive enough precipitation to allow an extension. It is estimated that once water deliveries begin, in June the water supply will be depleted sometime in August.
We are asking everyone for their patience and cooperation as we move forward through this unprecedented situation.