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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!

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!

July 24, 2015 Water Status

City Water Supply at ‘Green’ Level

Future supply and pressure continue to be dependent on weather.

CORDOVA, Alaska – City of Cordova’s Public Works Department has issued an update on water status for the community during this busy fishing summer.

Here is the official report for Friday, July 24th, 2015 from the Water Department:

Today’s water status is at Green level.

• Orca was flowing 867 gallons per minute while it was raining.

• Murcheson is flowing at 782 gallons per minute. When Murcheson flow drops significantly, the City will turn to Eyak Lake for water.

• Meals is flowing 850 gallons per minute. Meals reservoir is 6 (six) inches below the spillway and filling up slowly while it is raining.

• Current total today is 2499 gallons per minute or 3.60 Million Gallons per Day.

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.

And this reminder for harbor users, please make sure all hoses on the floats are turned off once you are finished using them at your vessel or the cleaning stations. The RV station, behind the harbormaster’s is for filling potable water tanks, not for washing cars!

The City of Cordova thanks you for your cooperation!

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