According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Feb. 23, the “water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 651.4 feet above sea level. This equates to a storage capacity of 507 acre feet.” The reservoir can hold up to 1,100 acre feet of water.
Just a week earlier, the measurement had been 292 acre feet.
Avalon remains in Stage 3 water rationing, but the actual rations are expected to be reduced in the near future. Edison and Avalon city officials remain at odds over the size and location of possible water storage facilities. At present, the utility company has no place to store extra water created by the two desalination plants located on the Island.