Opinion: Water district board member lays out plan to build 3-year supply
This year, our reservoirs were reaching near historic lows in September. We were faced with the realistic prospect of running out of water by the summer of 2022. Then the “atmospheric river” storm in October set rainfall records in Marin. Despite predictions of a dry winter, the rain continued and now five of our seven reservoirs are full, eliminating the danger of running out of water this summer. The pendulum swung fast. But the lessons of the past year are clear: We must prepare now for what broad scientific consensus tells us the future holds, particularly the extreme swings in precipitation due to climate change.
-Written by Monty Schmitt, representing San Rafael’s District 2 as a member of the Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors.