Surprising information in the Water Supply update

Surprising information in the Water Supply update

Despite the lack of recent rainfall, there is still plenty of water to supply Soquel Creek water district. 2018 was a very dry year, and even so, Santa Cruz ended with a 500 million gallon surplus in Loch Lomond above its plan. The surplus in 2019 was 1.5 billion...
A dry January comes to a close

A dry January comes to a close

Rainfall in Santa Cruz is rarely normal. It either rains a lot, or we have prolonged dry spells. Annual rainfall to date is slightly above average, 16.36″ compared to YTD historical average of 15.39.”   Rainfall at Loch Lomond is behind average, with...
After a stormy week, how is our water supply?

After a stormy week, how is our water supply?

Those of us living in Santa Cruz know what the rain was like. It was intense and frequent. At my house in Live Oak, there were three days out of four, starting on Sunday December 1, which produced almost 2″ of rain in a 24-hour period. By the end of the week, we...
Santa Cruz Regional Water Supply Update

Santa Cruz Regional Water Supply Update

November has seen several significant developments in regional water supply solutions: 1. SqCWD received a $50 million grant and approval for $38 million in low interest loans, providing a big boost for its “Pure Water Soquel”project. 2. Santa Cruz city council...
Santa Cruz should transfer water to SqCWD now

Santa Cruz should transfer water to SqCWD now

It is time for Santa Cruz to transfer water to Soquel Creek Water DistrictSanta Cruz again has more water than it needs.  600 million gallons more than it needs.  Loch Lomond is 95% full on September 27Toby Goddard, Administrative and Conservation director for the...