City staff closely monitors the Noyo River flow (Charted below) as well as the additional two of the City’s water sources: Waterfall Gulch and Newman Gulch. During the winter and spring, pumping of the Noyo River is used only to supplement the Waterfall Gulch and Newman Gulch sources. The two tributary sources generally provide a higher quality of raw water, and, they gravity-feed to the water treatment plant whereas water from the City’s Noyo River diversion must be pumped. As summer progresses and the flows in the tributary streams diminish, the Noyo River diversion is used more frequently and in greater quantities. During June and into early July, flows in the Noyo River remained above drought year conditions, however, mid-July and into August, the flows dropped faster than any other summer on record, surpassing the 2015 and 1977 low flows. Staff expects flows to continue to decrease through September and into October, prompting the Water Emergency Declaration.
City of Fort Braggs' Public Works Director, John Smith, and Lead Water Operator, Heath Daniels, sit with Council Member Lindy Peters on Channel 3's local show "What's Goin' On", for a one-on-one regarding the City's water situation.
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Recorded August 28, 2020
Conserve Water and SAVE $!
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a rebate programs available, click on the Save Our Water link above or visit the California Department of Water Resources at https://water.ca.gov/Programs for more information! ¡Conserve agua y AHORRE $!
El Departamento de Recursos Hídricos (DWR) tiene programas de reembolso disponibles, haga clic en el enlace Ahorre Nuestra Agua de abajo o visite el Departamento de Recursos de Agua de California en https://water.ca.gov/Programs para obtener más información.
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