San Diego reservoirs are filling up after a record year of rainfall
ALPINE (KUSI)- For the first time in a long time, the San Diego area is reaping the benefits of mother nature’s generosity.
“We’ve had 9 inches of rain so far in February, it could be a record,” says Ron Mosher of the Sweetwater Authority.
As a result, Sweetwater is sharing the wealth. All that water has been collecting in a series a lakes and reservoirs.
“It’s been a blessing. We’re now transferring enough water to supply 130,000 people for six months,” says Mosher.
That’s free water. The only cost is purifying. Normally, we have to ‘buy’ the water from outside sources, then purify.
“If we don’t have to buy the water, it’s much cheaper for our customers,” says Mosher.
Sweetwater is one of many Water Districts is San Diego that are doing well. Nearly every lake and reservoir in the area is reporting near record increases.
Making matters even better, the mid-winter Snow Pack Measurement was just taken.
As of today, we are 120% above normal for this time of year. The state of California get’s 30% of its water from snow pack.