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August 5, 2015 Water Update

City Water Supply at ‘RED’ Level

Efforts to conserve water should be maximized.

CORDOVA, Alaska – City of Cordova’s Public Works Department has issued an update on water status for the community during this busy fishing summer. The water level has dropped enough to place the water supply in the RED level at this time. Please use all efforts to conserve water at this time.

Here is the official report for Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 from the Water Department:
Today’s water status is at RED level.

• Orca was flowing at 587 gallons per minute.
• Murcheson is flowing at 717 gallons per minute.
• Meals is flowing 1000 gallons per minute. Reservoir level is down 24 inches below the spillway and dropping.
• Morpac is at 9 feet, Ski Hill tank is at 24.7 feet and Mews is at 19.8 ft.
• Eyak Treatment Plant is running one pump at this time at approximately 400 gallons per minute depending on Murcheson’s flow.

The City of Cordova averages around 1.5 million gallons per day in the slow season but during July and August (peak processing months) the average daily use is 3.36 million gallons per day. Also some of the driest months on record.
All water users (residential, industrial, commercial, governmental, etc.) are always encouraged to conserve water as much as possible, but especially when we are in the ‘red’ warning stage.
The City of Cordova thanks you for your cooperation!

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