Drought Emergency Ended
On April 18, 2023 the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end the local drought emergency it had declared two years ago. The Board did strongly encourage the public to continue to conserve water.
Nearly 3 feet of rain fell on Santa Rosa in three months. Consequently, the two main reservoirs that supply water to Sonoma County exceeded their normal storage capacity for the first time since 2019. Combined, Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino held 372,000 acre-feet of water on March 20.
An acre-foot is equal to approximately 326,000 gallons which is enough to meet the annual indoor and outdoor needs of three average households.
Some Drought Responses:
Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin