With fall rains Cascade Water Alliance deactivates its water-shortage plan

Heavy rains in late October and early November led the three cities and Cascade to declare that water supply conditions were getting back to normal. Since that time, there’s been an overall shift in the weather pattern and the typical wet, cold November weather has returned, according to a Cascade Water Alliance news release.

  • Monday, November 23, 2015 6:33pm
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The Cascade Water Alliance, which includes the City of Tukwila, today joined Everett, Seattle and Tacoma in deactivating its Water Shortage Response Plan.

Cascade and its members, Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, Tukwila and the Sammamish Plateau and Skyway Water and Sewer Districts, get their drinking water from the Seattle water supply.

Heavy rains in late October and early November led the three cities and Cascade to declare that water supply conditions were getting back to normal. Since that time, there’s been an overall shift in the weather pattern and the typical wet, cold November weather has returned, according to a Cascade Water Alliance news release.

The state remains in a declared drought, but the recent rains on the west side of the Cascades have saturated the ground, filled reservoirs and generally reset the water supplies to normal conditions, according to the release.

Cascade Water Alliance joins the three cities in thanking customers for helping the region stretch its water supplies to meet the needs of people and fish in this unprecedented year, according to the release.

Cascade and regional water planners continue to be aware of the strong El Nino weather pattern, which could bring warmer weather than normal as well as a below-normal snowpack in 2016. We are closely monitoring the weather, performing regular forecasts of water supply conditions and making operational adjustments to manage the water systems throughout the winter and into the spring.

For more information about Cascade’s water efficiency programs, tips and free water saving items, visit www.cascadewater.org

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