Water District Updates
Last Updated: Apr-21-2014 08:45
Weather/Hydrologic Assessment and Strategic Update Plan


EOC Status: OPEN for drought contingency support

WX Forecast:Cooler & unsettled weather this week w/ 2 Pacific storm systems impacting the state: one will move over NorCal Monday night & Tuesday then a stronger system Friday. Drying & warming expected by early next week.

NWS Santa Clara County Flood Statements / Advisories / Watches / Warnings: None

Recorded Precipitation in Past 24 Hours (inches):
Lower Elevations: 0.0
Higher Elevations: 0.0

Water Supply Operations Summary: Flood management period begins on December 1 and ends on April 1 for all reservoirs except Anderson and Coyote. The flood management period for Anderson and Coyote reservoirs ends April 30. Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) storage restrictions are in effect at all times.

Almaden, Anderson, Calero and Guadalupe reservoirs are below interim DSOD restrictions.

Coyote is below the permanent DSOD restriction.

Minimal releases are for water supply and environmental purposes.

Reservoir Storage Levels of Note:
Total reservoir storage is about 47% of capacity at spillway crest. Total reservoir storage is about 64% of restricted capacity. Current total storage in comparison to the average (20-year) total storage for the current month is about 64%.

Watershed Field Operations Update: No update.

Water Utility Field Operations Update: No update.

Sandbag Sites Stocked: Sandbag sites will be open from late November through April.

Overnight Monitoring: No update.

Interagency Coordination: No update.

Public Information: No update.

In case of a storm event -

Residents are encouraged to make sure their storm drain inlets are clear of leaves and other blockages so that rainwater can flow into the storm drain system, rather than backing up and causing street flooding.

Residents who spot downed trees or other creek blockages are encouraged to report that information to the water district's watershed hotline (408) 630-2378 during business hours or use the Access Valley Water online reporting system at www.valleywater.org

Residents are advised that sandbags are most effective when used to prevent flooding from one-foot-or-less of water from entering a home or business through doorways and garage door openings; and are cautioned to take only 20 to 30 bags per vehicle

Sandbag sites run by the water district cities or the county, are operated on the honor system as a flood protection service to residents. The bags are not meant for use in construction or gardening activities.

Next Scheduled Update: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:00 am unless conditions change.

Water Levels:

Coyote Watershed:
No updates.

Guadalupe Watershed:
No updates.

Lower Peninsula Watershed:
No updates.

Uvas and Llagas Watershed:
No updates.

West Valley Watershed:
No updates.