Ruth Lake, Humboldt County’s primary water reservoir, was declared 100% full by water district officials on December 11, 2014.
Carol Rische, General Manager for Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) said, “We are happy to say that Ruth Lake went from 69% to 100% capacity since the end of October, 2014. Ruth Lake typically fills during the December – January time frame. This is the fifteenth earliest fill date in the District’s history. We know from past experience that Ruth Lake fills from just a few good storms. The latest series of storms are just what we needed to fill the reservoir. Last season given the drought, Ruth Lake filled much later on March 06, which was the second latest fill date.”
Rische added, “We are very happy with Humboldt County’s current condition and hope that other reservoirs continue to fill for the benefit of California’s urban, agricultural and environmental interests who are still suffering from the drought.”
HBMWD is located at 828 Seventh Street in Eureka, www.hbmwd.com. They provide water to the following Municipalities: City of Arcata, City of Eureka, City of Blue Lake, Fieldbrook-Glendale Community Services District, Humboldt Community Services District, Manila Community Services District, McKinleyville Community Services District.