Water District Updates
Last Updated: Dec-22-2014 16:03
Weather/Hydrologic Assessment and Strategic Update Plan


EOC Status: OPEN for drought monitoring activities

WX Forecast: Mostly sunny, breezy and mild today after widespread low cloudiness breaks up. Clear tonight with areas of low clouds, fog redeveloping by dawn. Partly cloudy, very mild again Tuesday. Increasing clouds Wednesday. Mostly cloudy Wednesday night with a chance of rain. Breezy, cool and becoming sunny Christmas Day.

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 to 0.08

Water Supply Operations Summary: Water Rights and flood management period began on about December 1.

Almaden, Anderson, Calero and Guadalupe reservoirs are expected to remain below interim DSOD restrictions over 7-day forecast period.

Minor DSOD releases may be necessary at Almaden by the end of the 7-day period. Minor DSOD releases are being made at Calero.

Minimal releases are for water supply and environmental purposes.

Reservoir Storage Levels of Note:
Total reservoir storage is about 40% of capacity at spillway crest. Total reservoir storage is about 55% of restricted capacity. Current total storage in comparison to the average (20-year) total storage for the current month is about 84%.

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.

Updated totals as of 10 a.m. on 12/19/2014: Alviso (3,300 bags); Morgan Hill (3,400 bags); Palo Alto-Airport (3,100 bags); San Jose-Phelan (2,600 bags); San Jose- Maybury (7 yards); and Winfield (22,000 bags).

Overnight Monitoring: No update.

Interagency Coordination: No update.

Public Information:

Information on district activities, including sandbags, is being disseminated to the community through news media inquiries and the water district's web site.

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: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 10 a.m. 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.