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Good news, friends. As of Thursday, Dec. 26, the Thompson Reservoir water level measured 399 acre feet. The water level has remained unchanged for three weeks straight.

As of Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Thompson Reservoir water level measured 399 acre feet. On Thursday, Dec. 12, the water level was also 399 acre feet.

As of Thursday, Dec. 12, the Thompson Reservoir water level measured 399 acre feet. Stage 2 (gallon by gallon) water rationing becomes mandatory for individuals and businesses when the water level drops to 300 acre feet. Unless the Avalon area of Santa Catalina Island gets a lot of rain within a short period of time, the water level is likely to drop down to 300 acre feet early next year.

As of Thursday, Dec. 5, the water level at the Thompson Reservoir was 402 acre feet.

The Thompson Reservoir Level as of Wednesday, Nov. 20, is 399 acre-feet.

This was not good news by any means. As anyone who reads this blog knows, mandatory by-the-gallon water rationing will begin when the water level drops to 300 acre feet. An acre foot is enough water to cover an acre of land 1-foot deep.

As I told you last week, the water level measured 405 acre feet on Thursday, Nov. 7 and on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Back in August, a Southern California Edison representative said Avalon could go into Stage 2 (by-the-gallon) water rationing in January.

I actually think that at the current rate of the reservoir’s decline, Avalon might see strict rationing a bit later than that—in February or March. But I’m afraid Avalon residents must brace themselves for a few challenging months. Catalina has endured drought before and will endure drought again. It isn’t fair and it isn’t anyone’s fault. But it is a reality that Avalon must face.

Thompson Reservoir Level as of Thursday, Nov. 14, is 402 acre-feet. While down from last week, when the water level measured 405 acre feet, this is a comparatively small decrease. In time of drought, you take what good news you can find.

For the moment, the Thompson Reservoir water level is holding. The water level measured 405 acre feet on Thursday, Nov. 7. That is the same measurement reported on Thursday, Oct. 31.

The Thompson Reservoir Level as of Thursday, Oct. 24, is 411 acre feet. By-the-gallon rationing becomes mandatory when the water level drops to 300 acre feet or less.

As of Thursday, Sept. 12, the Thompson Reservoir level measured 435 acre feet, a 7 acre foot drop from the previous week. Fresh water usage is expected to to decrease as the tourist season has ended and there are likely to be fewer visitors using water in Avalon. However, only rain—a lot of rain—will cause the fresh water level to rise. Water rationing will become mandatory when the Thompson Reservoir level measures 300 acre feet or less.