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TMWA Water Supply Update- March 2017

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 6:39pm.

The drought is officially over, according to TMWA senior hydrologist Bill Hauck. All of Northern Nevada and Northern California are no longer experiencing drought conditions. Thanks to this winter's above average precipitation, Truckee River flows for at least the next two to three years will be normal. Hauck also reports that Lake Tahoe and all of our reservoirs are expected to fill to capacity this year. In fact, Lake Tahoe is currently a little over 3 feet above the natural rim.

If you feel like we've received record rain and snowfall, you're right. Hauk says, "According to all of the indicators, this year is shaping up to go down as the single biggest water-supply recovery year since records have been kept." 

To read TMWA's full water supply report, click here.

 

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