(Press Release) TWO YEARS OF LOW PRECIPITATION MEAN LOW FLOWS TO BISHOP CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION MEMEBERS
The previous two consecutive years have produced very low snowpack levels in the Bishop Creek area watershed, with about 27% of normal in 2012 and 47% of normal in 2013. As a result, Bishop Creek flows are expected to be approximately one-half of normal during the fall and winter of 2013, and Bishop Creek Water Association (BCWA) members will have less water during this period.
The BCWA Watermaster, Mr. Miles Mallet, will work hard to apportion water fairly while meeting state-mandated minimum in-stream flow requirements. Please help the Watermaster and avoid independent adjustment of BCWA ditch flows. If you believe the flows in your ditch need adjustment, please call Mr. Mallet at (760) 920-8264.
The BCWA also reminds members that it is especially important to keep ditches free of leaves, debris, and ice during this fall and winter so the limited amount of water available will flow freely.