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Drought Information


Board Declares Stage 2 Water Shortage

RE: Drought Update

June 30th, 2020

Dear Valued MCCSD Residents, Customers, and Property Owners,

We hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe during the COVID-19 Situation.

Many of you are aware we are facing another Extreme Drought Year, similar to 2009, 2012, and 2015. 2020 appears to be the third worst drought for Mendocino in the past 120 years. By working together to reduce water use within our community, we will be able to conserve the limited amount of groundwater in our shared underlying aquifer.

To assist all members of the community in this conservation effort the Mendocino City Community Services District adopted a Water Shortage Contingency Plan and Ordinance number 2020-02 on May 26th, 2020. This plan and ordinance specify water conservation measures that must be implemented by everybody in our community.

On June 29, 2020 the MCCSD Board of Directors declared a Stage 4 Water Shortage Emergency, following our Water Shortage Contingency Plan. In accordance with that declaration, all real property within the boundaries of the MCCSD is subject to regulations established in Ordinance 2020-02. During the Stage 4 Water Shortage all groundwater extraction allotments will be temporarily reduced by 40%. A temporary moratorium on drilling new water wells, aquifer pump tests, and issuing new Groundwater Extraction Permits for new uses or changes in use was also adopted.

Please remember that reporting your monthly water meter reading to MCCSD is required on the 1st of each month.

We are sorry for any inconvenience the current emergency drought might cause you. Know that all members of this community are in the same situation and conserving helps protect our shared resource. Please see the MCCSD web site for additional information about the drought, including ordinance No. 2020-01 and 2020-02. We hope you will contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this notice.


Ryan Rhoades,
Superintendent, MCCSD

Todd Groundwater Report
Todd Groundwater is pleased to submit this technical memorandum documenting the 2016 Groundwater Management Update for the Mendocino City Community Services District (MCCSD or District).
Contact the Mendocino City Community Services District office at 937-5790.


P.O. Box 1029, Mendocino CA 95460 10500 Kelly Street, Mendocino, CA 95460