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2016 Drought Meeting Slides

Meeting 2:00PM October 13, 2016


Amherst College, Hampshire College, Town of
Amherst and Univ. Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst Water System


Current operating setup
Source
Use
output
total
Well 4/BC Primary 1.74
1.74
Well 3
Primary 1.44
3.18
Well 2
Primary .500
3.68
Well 1
Makeup .324
4.00
Well 5
Backup
0
Atkins
Backup
0
Notes
Centennial not available due to low quality of
water
Well 5 Capacity 0.5 mgd, available when needed

Current Situation
The area has been upgraded from drought
watch to drought warning as of October 1st
Atkins Reservoir (200 Mgal)
Currently not in use
It is 8 feet 9 inches down 75 Mgal of storage
This is 4.5 feet lower than normal this time of year
(10/11)

Pelham Reservoirs/Centennial are not in use.