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Old 2020-02-27, 02:03   #438
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Originally Posted by ewmayer View Post
From my until-recent neck of the woods:

Key California reservoir to be drained due to earthquake risk |
Anderson Reservoir is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, a government agency based in San Jose. When full, it holds 89,278 acre feet of water — more than all other nine dams operated by the Santa Clara Valley Water District combined.
Especially bad timing given the return of drought conditions mid-January. We are bone-dry, and no rain in the forecast as far as the computer models can see.
This AP story, though not giving the capacity of Anderson reservoir, does mention that on Monday it was only 29% full.

The Valley Water web site gives its capacity as 89,073 acre-feet. That's significantly different from 89,278.

The site also says that
(One acre-foot is enough water for two families of five for one year.)
Doing the arithmetic, an acre-foot is 325,851 and 3/7 gallons. That works out to a bit over 446.37 gallons (1689.7 liters) per day being "enough" for a family of five, or over 89 gallons (almost 334 liters) of water per person per day.

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