An important write up in the Point Reyes Light this week about the severe drought we're in right now. Go buy a copy today to read the full story.
"Wade Holland, the district’s first general manager, said water operators have an informal rule of thumb that if the creeks are flowing at 700 gallons per minute by the end of February, the supply will be more than enough that year. Less than that doesn’t necessarily mean trouble, but this year, creeks were flowing at 110 gallons per minute.
On Wednesday, the creeks flowed at 50 gallons per minute. While individual usage is relatively low, the population of Inverness has increased during the pandemic and strained the system.
In Point Reyes Station, Olema and Inverness Park, the North Marin Water District is trying to reduce consumption by 25 percent this summer. Like Marin Water, customers will be prohibited from watering activities that are deemed nonessential from Jul. 1 to Nov. 1, after the board voted on Tuesday to enter a second stage of restrictions with stricter rules. Those who use more than 200 gallons per day, mostly businesses, will see a $2.50 surcharge for every 1,000 gallons they use."
FULL STORY: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/a...
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Point Reyes Light story by Braden Cartwright