Water Agency discusses drought plans
The drought and what is being done to cope with it was the main agenda item at the March 12 meeting of the El Dorado County Water Agency.
Dave Eggerton, general manager of the agency, noted that 2013 is the driest year on record since the 19th century with 2014 being more of the same.
Local reservoirs such as Stumpy Meadows and Jenkinson Lake are at approximately 70 percent and 76 percent of total capacity, respectively, reported Eggerton. El Dorado Irrigation District has augmented storage at Jenkinson Reservoir by moving Project 184 water from the South Fork of the American River to Jenkinson Reservoir through the Hazel Creek Tunnel.
Folsom Lake is currently at about 40 percent of ...