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According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, March 23, the “water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 653.2 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 571 acre-feet.”

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, March 16, 2016, the “water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 652.8 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 556 acre-feet.”

 

City and state officials are currently speaking with Southern California Edison representatives about improving the water storage infrastructure on the Island. Edison is expected to present a plan to the City Council in the near future.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, March 9, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 652.3 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 538 acre-feet.”

 

Edison and Avalon city officials continue to disagree about the size and location of water storage facilities. No water storage facilities are currently being built on Catalina Island.

 

Visitors will be relieved by water restrictions. As winter turns to spring, and with it spring break, the visitor season begins on Catalina Island. The impact of visitors on the water supply is not yet known.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Friday, March 3, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 651.9 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 524 acre-feet.”

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.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Feb. 16, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 643.7 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 292 acre-feet.”

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thrusday, Feb. 9, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 643.5 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 287 acre-feet.” Avalon city officials and the power company remain divided over the size and location of possible water storage facilities on the Island.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, Feb. 2, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 643.3 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 283 acre-feet.”

According to Southern California Edison, as of today, Friday, Jan. 20, “current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 636.0 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 137 acre-feet.”

 

That was a 4 acre foot increase from the Jan. 12 measurement, which was a 2 acre foot increase from the Jan. 5 measurement.

 

Catalina is currently in Stage 3 water rationing. The summer visitor season, which is vital the the Island’s economy, just months away. It is unlikely that the water level will rise to the Stage 2 level by the time the summer season starts.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday. Jan. 5, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 635.7 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 131 acre feet.” That is a 2-acre-foot increase from the previous measurement.