Digital News Report – The Santa Cruz water supply has benefited from the recent rain. The Loch Lomond Reservoir is now full and overflowing, according to a report from the city water department.
The storms that pounded the coast last week boosted rainfall totals to 14.98 inches. That is just slightly below the long-term average of 15.28 inches. The Loch Lomond Reservoir has received an astounding 31 inches of rain so far this year.
But the storms are not over. The National Weather Service is calling for more wet weather this week.
This is a great year for the water shed. “Following on the heels of last year’s water restrictions, all this recent rain seems to bode well for the City’s water supply in the upcoming year,” the water department said in a statement. “We’re certainly in a better position with average rainfall at this time than we were just one year ago.”
But the Santa Cruz Water Department has a word of caution. Six days of rain does not mean the city is in the clear yet.
From Staff Reports