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August 10, 2015 Water Update

City Water Supply Returns to ‘AMBER’ Level

Efforts to conserve water should continue.

CORDOVA, Alaska – City of Cordova’s Public Works Department has issued an update on water status for the community during this busy fishing season. With this weekend’s rain (2.05 inches on Sunday), the water level has risen in many of the tanks.

Here is the official report for Monday, August 10th, 2015 from the Water Department:
Today’s water status is at AMBER level.

  • Orca was flowing at 1056 gallons per minute.
  • Murcheson is flowing at 1040 gallons per minute.
  • Meals is currently treating 500 gallons per minute to lower turbidity. Reservoir level is 24 inches below the spillway.
  • Morpac is at 29.9 feet, Ski Hill tank is at 25.8 feet and Mews is at 19.8 ft.
  • Eyak Filter Plant was put off line on August 9, 2015 at 12 noon.

The Water Division is planning on putting one water source off line at a time starting 8/11/15 to 8/14/15, to perform maintenance on valve system.

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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