Valley's imported water supply gets boost
Today, the Department of Water Resources announced that the State Water Project allocation was boosted from 20 to 45 percent. This means we'll get access to more imported water that we can use to recharge our aquifer. The final allocation percentage will likely be announced in April.
Typically, DWR starts with a conservative percentage that is updated during the course of the water year based on various conditions (rainfall, snowpack, reservoir levels, etc.).
The drought is still not over, but so far this year is an improvement. Please keep working to conserve and obey the state and local restrictions still in effect. Visit www.dwa.org/restrictions to learn more.