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WATER SUPPLY EMERGENCY DECLARED IN MAIN SAN GABRIEL BASIN AS DROUGHT CONDITIONS PUSH BASIN LEVELS TO RECORD LOWS

Upper District Press Release:

October 22, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MONROVIA, CA, — The Board of Directors for the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) approved a resolution adopting a water supply emergency. Upper District provides wholesale water service, recycled water and groundwater replenishment supplies to retail water providers that serve all or portions of 18 cities including: Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, Monrovia, Rosemead, San Gabriel, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Temple City and West Covina . This unprecedented action follows three consecutive dry years with the winterof 2013/14 being a record dry year. Groundwater levels in the Main San Gabriel Basin (Basin) are at record low levels and will continue to drop if this coming winter does not provide above average rainfall and significant amounts of imported water used to replenish the depleted groundwater supplies are not provided by Upper District’s supplier, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

“Today’s action by the Board is necessary to continue the reliable and safe operation of the Basin’s water supply” stated Upper District Board President Anthony Fellow. “Groundwater levels continue to hit record lows and weather forecasts predict continued drought-like conditions. The Upper District recognizes it is critical to reinforce the water conservation emergency regulations mandated by the State Water Resources Control Board in August and also strongly supports Governor Brown’s call for all Californians to reduce their personal water use by 20 percent.”

Read Full Press Release: Water Supply Emergency NewsRelease 10-21-14 Upper District