Latest Water Supply Update
More than ninety percent of the District's water supply comes from the Mokelumne River watershed in the Sierra Nevada.
EBMUD is beginning this water year with 542,130 acre feet of water stored, which is less than full.
Since October 1 and as of December 8, 2013, this is EBMUD's water supply picture:
- Precipitation: 4.54 inches in the Mokelumne Basin, which is 40% of normal.
- Current reservoir storage: 521,030 acre feet which is 68% of capacity and 96% of average.
EBMUD's customers are fortunate that early rains last year provided a boost to our water supply situation, which is considered GOOD, even though January through December 2013 have been the driest on record. It is still early in the year, and it is difficult to predict what storms will or will not appear in the next few months.
Remember: it's always prudent to be water efficient in the Bay Area. The WaterSmart Center has tips to help all customers conserve precious water.