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GDPUD releases Drought Action Plan

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From page A13 | February 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District (GDPUD) Board of Directors acknowledged and recognized that Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order declaring a Drought State of Emergency due to the unprecedented current drought conditions in California, with 2013 proving to be the driest year on record. The executive order calls upon all Californians to voluntarily reduce water consumption by 20 percent.

GDPUD’s own water supply storage reservoir, Stumpy Meadows, is currently holding 12,000 acre-feet of water which is only 60 percent of capacity.

The GDPUD Drought Action Plan calls for implementation of the water conservation measures shown below, based on the available water storage in Stumpy Meadows on the second Wednesday in April:

• Drought Stage 1: If Stumpy Meadows water storage level is at 17,000 acre-feet, potable water customer cutbacks would be up to 15 percent, with irrigation water customer cutbacks up to 50 percent.
• Drought Stage 2: If Stumpy Meadows water storage level is at 15,000 acre-feet, potable water customer cutbacks would be up to 30 percent, with irrigation water customer cutbacks up to 50 percent.
• Drought Stage 3: If Stumpy Meadows water storage level is at 13,000 acre-feet, potable water customer cutbacks would be up to 50 percent, with irrigation water customer cutbacks up to 100 percent.

The GDPUD Board of Directors encourages all GDPUD customers to take immediate personal actions to reduce their water usage by 20 percent to help prevent severe water cutbacks this summer.

The district’s Board of Directors will be considering whether to trigger implementation of the Drought Action Plan at its next scheduled regular board meeting on March 11.

For more information on how to conserve water, GDPUD customers are encouraged to visit saveourh20.org.

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Discussion | 3 comments

  • Little RickyFebruary 19, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    I've got to say even I have to agree with this one. GDPUD is incompetent as Kirk Lane is impotent. We need better controls within our systems or else we will, well, become no better than what's now going on in Foresthill water. Has anyone seen Clementine lately? Ugh.....

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  • Sara Rider, Garden Valley, CAFebruary 21, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Sorry little Ricky but I don't understand your comments at all. What incompetency by GDPUD is displayed in this article?

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  • James simmsMarch 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Why haven't we received any notices like this in the mail. The only reason I saw this, was my own curiosity about gdpud storage. How can people conserve if they haven't been informed.

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