Although we have seen record-breaking rainfall and considerable amounts of snow in the Sierra Nevada, efficient water use should resume. Summer officially begins June 21, and we’ve got some great tips on how to have a beautiful landscape that is also uses water wisely.
The wettest winter in Northern California history resulted in more than190 percent of normal snow levels in the Sierra Nevada. The finalCalifornia Snow Survey this spring indicated a water-rich snowpack.Simply put: we have ample snow on the Sierra Mountains which will equateto more run off into the lake. As the snowpack melts, water flows intoour rivers and reservoirs, where it’s stored and used until winterreturns.
In the heart of the Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, Daniel uses science to nurture our community. He works as a Laboratory Technician in our wastewater division. All around him, the water plant recycles residential and industrial wastewater back into a usable resource. Dan’s job is to keep an eye on the quality of that water.