State is Forecasting Small Water Allocation

The California Department of Water Resources announced an initial State Water Project allocation of 10% for the 2020 calendar year.

According to a DWR announcement, the initial allocation is based on several factors, such as conservative dry hydrology, reservoir storage, and releases necessary to meet water supply and environmental demands.

State allocations are based on conservative assumptions and may change depending on rain and snow received this winter.

“We are thankful for the recent rains and the start of the new water year with above average reservoir storage, but the dry start in October and November reminds us that California’s weather is extremely variable and we must prepare for various conditions,” said DWR Director Karla Nemeth.

“The wet weather can stop from one day to the next.”

The 2020 initial allocation amounts to 427,167 acre-feet of water.