Water District Updates
Last Updated: Nov-25-2015 10:26
Weather/Hydrologic Assessment and Strategic Update Plan


EOC Status: OPEN for drought monitoring activities

WX Forecast: Variable cloudy, cool today with a slight risk of showers the rest of the day. Becoming clear tonight with frost developing in wind sheltered locations, Mostly sunny, a little warmer Thanksgiving and the day following. Frosty nights lasting through the weekend but next week looking to go wet, mild.

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

Recorded Precipitation in Past 24 Hours (inches):
Lower Elevations: 0.20 to 0.28
Higher Elevations: 0.24 to 0.64

Water Supply Operations Summary: Water Rights and flood management periods begin on about December 1.

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

Releases are for water supply and environmental purposes.

Reservoir Storage Levels of Note:
Total reservoir storage is about 30% of capacity at spillway crest. Total reservoir storage is about 42% of restricted capacity. Current total storage in comparison to the average (20-year) total storage for the current month is about 70%.

Watershed Field Operations Update: No update.

Water Utility Field Operations Update: No update.

Sandbag Sites Stocked: Sandbag sites are now open.

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: Monday, November 30, 2015 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.