Statewide the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 162 percent of average, thanks to the wet winter that has heavily dusted the mountains.
The Department of Water Resources conducted their fourth snow survey of 2019 on April 1 and recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 51 inches.
Maps that show how Desert Water Agency’s service boundary could be divided for elections by division are available on the agency’s website at www.dwa.org/divisions.
Two public hearings are planned for customers to share input on the maps.
Desert Water Agency is hosting a free community event from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, outside our main office, 1200 S. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs.
The 2nd annual event features fun activities for the entire family and encourages the community to visit its pollinator garden and wall art. In addition to people, the garden aims to attract: Monarch butterflies, Queen butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and other pollinators.
Snow Creek Village residents are being asked to conserve water through March 15 while crews work to repair facilities damaged in the area during the Feb. 14 storm.
Water quality has not been affected due to the damage. Tap water is safe to drink and use as normal for cooking and sanitary needs. But we ask residents to not use water for irrigation, washing down pavement and other nonessential uses.
The second snow survey of the year on January 31st shows the Sierra snowpack at 100 percent of average thanks to the heavy snowstorms that brought lots of snow to the mountains.
Thanks to increased precipitation in December and January, Desert Water Agency stands to receive increased water allocations from the State Water Project (SWP).
The Department of Water Resources announced the statewide increase which provides the majority of SWP contractors with 15 percent of their requests for 2019, up from the initial 10 percent. Desert Water Agency is hopeful that this increase is the first of several more to come before the final allocation is announced – likely in April.
Desert Water Agency will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Henry V. Lozano Community Center, 12800 W. Arroyo Drive, Desert Hot Springs, to share information and gather input on the proposed transition from at-large to district elections.
DWA currently has an at-large system that allows customers to elect all five members of the Board of Directors. Elections by division will break the service area into five divisions with customers voting only for candidates from within their own division.