Stage 1 Water Rationing has begun in Avalon. The water level in the Thompson Reservoir measured 542 acre feet as of as of Friday, June 7.
On May 7, the water level was 582 acre feet on May 7. That’s a 40-acre-foot difference, obviously. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, an acre foot is enough water to cover 1 acre of land 1-foot deep.

Water rationing became mandatory when the Thompson Reservoir water level dropped below 600 acre feet. But Stage 1 rules are not as severe as Stage 2, when residents will be given a fixed volume of water they can use. As Islanders deal with the inconvenience, I can only hope your fellow Californian’s on the mainland remember that they haven’t had much rain either.

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