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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!

July 13, 2015 Water Update

City Water Supply at ‘Green’ Level

Future supply and pressure continues to be dependent on weather.

CORDOVA, Alaska – City of Cordova’s Public Works Department is advising that the 1” of rain this weekend has helped restock the community water supply and rain is forecasted till this coming Sunday.

Here is the official report for Monday, July 13, 2015 from the Water Department:

Today’s water status is at Green level.

  • Orca was flowing 223 gallons per minute due to being air locked and is now currently flowing 840 gallons per minute as it rains.
  • Murcheson is flowing at 920 gallons per minute. When Murcheson flow drops significantly, the City will turn to Eyak Lake for water.
  • Meals is flowing 800 gallons per minute. Meals reservoir is 8 (eight) inches below the spillway and filling up slowly while it is raining.  
  • Current total today is 2560 gallons per minute or 3.69 Million Gallons per Day. Total of 2560gpm = 3.69MG/D

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!

July 10, 2015 Water Update

City Water Supply at ‘Amber’ Level

Future supply and pressure dependent on weather.

City of Cordova’s Public Works Department is advising that the community water supply is dropping as the lack of precipitation continues. Future supplies and pressure will depend totally on the weather pattern to come. Some rain is in the forecast for this weekend.

If we were to see no increase in precipitation, then the Water Department will be only several days away from utilizing water from Eyak Lake.

Here is the official report for Friday, July 10, 2015 from the Water Department:

Today’s water status is at Amber level.

  • Orca was flowing 675 gallons per minute while it was raining, now it’s flowing at 500 gallons per minute and dropping fast.
  • Murcheson is flowing at 1030 gallons per minute. When Murcheson flow drops significantly, the City will turn to Eyak Lake for water.
  • Meals is flowing 800 gallons per minute. Meals reservoir is ten (10) inches below the spillway and dropping.

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 encouraged to conserve water as much as possible.

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