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CRD Weekly Water Watch 2010-present: Sooke & Goldstream lakes CRD reservoir levels


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#581 rjag

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:03 AM

limiting development/expansion

 

 

https://www.timescol...pute-1.23067462

 

read these and weep...

 

https://www.timescol...pute-1.23067462



#582 Mike K.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:33 AM

Hicks says that not only is it a problem he won’t be heard, but that nominating Isitt is akin to having a fox argue on behalf of the hens. “Director Isitt is a tremendous debater who is extremely passionate and persuasive in forwarding his beliefs. One of his publicly stated views is that the residents of Juan de Fuca should not receive piped water as it might result in urban sprawl,” Hicks says.


Appointing councillor Isitt to this role was no mistake.
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#583 Mike K.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:36 AM

Here’s another: https://www.timescol...prawl-1.2367053

Juan de Fuca director Mike Hicks said there is no discernible sprawl in his area. “We’re already restricted to one hectare parcels. That’s 2 1/2 acres,” Hicks said.

“Sometimes I feel that I’m on a totally different planet from some of the Victoria councillors, let alone in the same region.”


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:39 AM

The only part of that article I'd disagree with is that Isitt "is a tremendous debater".

I find him almost completely ineffective as a debater, in that he rarely (if ever) actually manages to change anybody's mind through his "debating".

 

His debates consist of repeating his already well known (and well worn) agenda, and as a result he comes across 99% of the time as simply preaching and pandering to his base.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:52 AM

VV doesn't seem to have a place to post information about "water quality." Maybe this is the place?

 

For the record, here's a story about a BC Supreme Court judgment about metals contamination in the Shoal Point condominium complex:

 

https://www.focusonv...bled-water-r16/


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#586 todd

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

10am idea is that you do not water during high evaporation mid day.


Why do I have to wait till 7 PM later in the day? Depending upon the temperature of the actual day often 4pm is a preferable time.

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#587 todd

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:20 AM

You know standing in line at the supermarket I realized that water demand in this region probably doesn’t go up much in the morning.

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:23 AM

very interesting indeed



#589 Mike K.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 06:13 AM

As of May 5th we're sitting at 98.6% for the Sooke reservoir.

As of May 5th, we’re at 93% of our annual rainfall average since September, but keep in mind that the CRD does not include snowfall accumulation in its calculations, for whatever reason, so much (if not most) of February’s precipitation is not being counted towards the annual total or within February’s rainfall data. I think we might have even seen some snow in March.
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#590 Mike K.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 01:02 PM

We started summer with 88.8% in the Sooke reservoir and 46.6% in the Goldstream reservoir (June 23rd reading).

 

Last year we were at 90.2% and 61.5% (June 24 reading). But recall that throughout much of the period leading up to this summer the Goldstream reservoir was kept from filling, and while Sooke was 100% full Goldstream was kept in the sub-60% range. Very odd.

 

June 19, 2016 had 87% for Sooke and 78.4% for Goldstream.


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#591 Mike K.

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:50 AM

June 30:

 

Rainfall: 19.1mm, 54% of the monthly average

YTD: 92% of annual average (not including snowfall amounts)

 

Sooke: 87.5%

Goldstream: 51.1%


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#592 Mike K.

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 06:46 AM

Through July 14th the reservoir saw 17.8mm of rain with Sooke at 84.7%. We're at 79% of average July precipitation.

 

Average daily water demand is certainly lower this year with 173.2MLD per day. The five-year average is 201.9MLD. The highest usage so far this month is 193.4MLD.


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#593 Mike K.

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:59 AM

July rainfall as of the 21st is at 122% of the average totalling 27.4mm. Sooke is at 83.2%.


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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:12 AM

that drought must be right around the corner.

#595 Mike K.

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:52 AM

The upper two thirds of the Island is especially wet for this time of year. And cool.

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Posted 26 July 2019 - 09:39 AM

The upper two thirds of the Island is especially wet for this time of year. And cool.

 

Lisa and Ben should be sent up-island to help with that climate crisis.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 12:36 PM

24.6mm of rain fell over the reservoir during the rain event earlier this month, bringing total (not including snow) precipitation to 1,508mm for the Sep-Aug year (the annual average is 1609.5mm through August 31). Sooke reservoir was at 79.8% as of August 4th.

 

Average precipitation in August is 29.1mm.


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Posted 14 August 2019 - 06:07 AM

Still waiting on this week's water watch data. I'm curious to see how much rain the reservoir saw over the weekend.


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Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:53 AM

I don’t think we’re going to get a water report this week.

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#600 Mike K.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:25 AM

We’re going to end the 2018-2019 water year (Sep 1-Aug 31) in amazingly good standing. August saw 44.2mm through the 25th, or 152% of the monthly rainfall average. The reservoir is at 75%.

For the year we’ll end up only 100mm below the average total rainfall since 1914, and I contend that that is only so because we don’t count snowfall as precipitation in these reports. And we all remember February.

For the year we’ll have seen 1,527.5mm compared to the average of 1,627.2mm (but again, it’s not clear if that also includes precipitation from snow converted to rain mm).
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