Willits Lowers Drought Emergency

The Willits City Council has voted to reduce the Willits water emergency level from Phase V to Phase IV. Phase IV emergency water restrictions include a 25 percent cut for commercial and industrial users compared with the prior year and a 200 gallon per day maximum residential use.The rains in February and March which have helped the Willits water supply recover is what prompted the move. Morris Reservoir is completely full with water flowing over its spillway while Centennial Reservoir is not yet completely full. The two reservoirs contain 1,249 acre feet of water as of March 10. The reservoirs have enough water to supply city customers for at least a year at 2012 normal usage rates, based on the 2012 annual report provided by the city to the Division of Water Resources.