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Water Conservation 8/19/19

As of August 19th, the tanks are recovering. Morpac tank is at 7.8 feet, down from the 10 feet level of the 8/16 report. We processed 3.1 million gallons in the last 24 hours. Currently there are two pumps running at Eyak Lake. Other sources are contributing although the gallons per minute continue to decrease without rain. Orca water source has dropped from 105 gallons per minute on Friday 8/16 to 85 gallons per minute today. Murcheson is also dropping from 420 gallons per minute Friday to 325 gallons minute this morning. Meals Reservoir is 6.0 feet below the spill way.

(Left 6/14, Right 8/19)



As these sources continue to decrease, we are beginning to lose ground on the reservoir faster. We are unable to supplement the water used with lake water at a fast enough pace to maintain a reserve. The rain forecast continues to be pushed back, there are a few days with showers with minimal accumulation. Saturday currently is the largest forecast of rain, although it will help, it will not be enough to recharge the reservoir.  Again, the next 8 to 10 days will be crucial that water is conserved diligently. With no rain forecast for days, large quantities of fish for processing predicted, possible consecutive openers, and the reservoir at 6.0 feet below the spill way and dropping, every drop of water is important.

Please use water sparingly and do not water lawns or streets to alleviate dust or wash cars.
Thank you!

Water Conservation 8/15/19

As of August 15th the tanks are recovering. The Morpac tank that primarily serves the canneries dropped to 5 feet (very low) yesterday but gained 5 feet overnight and will continue to gain until the next round of processing starts. We processed 2.9 million gallons in the last 24 hours, and 2.5 million gallons the 24 hours prior. Currently there are two pumps running at Eyak Lake. Other sources are contributing although the gallons per minute continue to decrease without rain. Meals Reservoir as of 8/12/19 was 5.2 feet below the spill way, it will be lower after the last two days of processing. The rain forecast continues to be pushed back, there is none in the forcast for the next 6 days. During the next 8 to 10 days it will be crucial that water is conserved diligently. With no rain forecast for days, large quantities of fish for processing predicted, and the reservoir more than 5.2 feet below the spill way, every drop of water is important. 

Please use water sparingly and do not water lawns or streets to alleviate dust or wash cars.
Thank you!

Water Conservation 8/6/19

We processed 1.85 million gallons of water in the last 24 hours. As of August 6, 2019, the tanks are full. Meals Reservoir is at 3.2 feet below the spillway. All sources are providing some water although they continue to slow down due to the dry weather.  We are still not pumping water from Eyak lake. With the upcoming seine opener, the potential for a large amount of fish, the continued warm weather, it is likely that Eyak pumps will be turned on in the next 48 hours.  There is no rain in the forecast for the next 5 days. The water department will continue to monitor the tanks, reservoir and the weather. 

Thank you for conserving!



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