(July 9, 2021) —This spring we have seen warmer and dryer weather conditions than normal. The U.S. Drought Monitor indicates Oregon is experiencing various drought conditions across the state. Locally, in the Clackamas watershed, we had good snowpack during the winter months and river levels are currently normal for this time of year.
The District currently does not anticipate a water supply shortage this summer. If there are any changes and we need customers to reduce their water usage, we will share updates on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
We encourage customers to practice water conservation all year round, especially during the summer months. Water use more than doubles during the summer months primarily due to outdoor water use. The Clackamas River, in addition to being a drinking water source, it is also utilized by farmers, fish, wildlife, and recreational users.
The Clackamas River Water Providers has tools and information to help you achieve efficient outdoor water use:
- Free landscape water audits
- Outdoor water rebates
- Water Efficient Plants For the Willamette Valley Plant Guide
- Sign-up for the Weekly Watering Number. Using these tools and recommendations anyone can be on their way to watering more efficiently and wisely.