Marin drought brings echoes of 1976-77 water crisis
Swap this year and the period of Marin County’s worst-ever drought in 1976-77 and it might be hard to tell the difference. Water suppliers restricting use to conserve reservoirs. Ranchers preparing to truck in water as creeks and wells dry up. Talks of a potential water pipeline. And questions about the resiliency of the county’s water supply. During the 1976-77 drought, the Marin Municipal Water District was within 120 days of running out of water. The county’s savior was a 6-mile pipeline over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to pump in water from the East Bay.
- Fox2 KTVU: Marin Water District to consider additional usage restrictions to address drought
- SF Gate: ‘Beyond depressing’: What happened to Phoenix Lake? A favorite Bay Area spot is barely there
- Napa Valley Register: Napa prepares city water use curbs in pursuit of 15% consumption cut after dry California winter
- Marin Independent Journal: Editorial - Marin water shortage demands wiser choices from all
- Mercury News: Despite drought, Alameda County Water District not asking customers to further cut water use
- KRON 4: Santa Clara Valley reservoirs fall to 16% full