Mar 25, 2016
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The following is an update provided by East Bay Municipal Utility District Board Member Lesa McIntosh regarding the East Bay’s water storage figures:

“As of March 21st, EBMUD’s total system storage was 65% of capacity, with 496,890 acre feet of water. In the East Bay, we will need more than 500,000 acre feet of water in order to declare the drought over. Our total watershed, East Bay only, is 107% of average rainfall. Pardee Reservoir is 98% of capacity, Camanche is 39% of capacity and the East Bay reservoirs are at 91% of capacity. And, the snow is just beginning to melt! In early April, another snow survey will be taken and at the April 26th EBMUD board meeting, Critical decisions will be made regarding what drought stage we are in, if any at all.”


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.