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CW DMAG Update - September 7, 2007 Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) Drought Indicators

The following are the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP) drought indicators as of September 7, 2007:

Storage Index (SI): 50.26%
Target Storage Index = 75.00%
Ratio = 67.01% (Supports Stage 2)

Trend Data:
SI on July 30, 2007 = 64.36%
SI on August 27, 2007 = 53.54%
SI on August 31, 2007 = 52.58%
SI on September 7, 2007 = 50.26%
Loss Rate since July 30, 2007 = 2.53% per week
Loss Rate since August 31, 2007 = 2.32% per week

Streamflow Indicator (six-month average versus historical six-month average):
Ratio = 53.3% (Supports Stage 3) Increased one stage since August 31, 2007

US Drought Monitor (three-month average)
Three-month Numeric Average = +2.00 (Supports Stage 2) No change from August 31, 2007

Groundwater Gages:
USGS Langtree current reading = 21.10 ft  August 31, 2007 = 20.85 ft
USGS Linville current reading = 2.43 ft  August 31, 2007 = 2.41 ft
NCDWR Glen Alpine reading = 9.9 ft  May, 2007 = 8.56 ft

The following is the Public Water Suppliers water use restrictions as reported to me. Please send me any updates, especially the effective date if I do not have it on the list.

Organization
Stage (September 7, 2007)
Effective Date
City of Marion    
City of Morganton Stage 2 Mandatory
9/4/07
Town of Granite Falls Stage 2 Mandatory
9/4/07
City of Lenoir Stage 2 Mandatory
9/4/07
Town of Valdese Stage 2 Mandatory
9/4/07
City of Hickory Stage 2 Mandatory
8/28/07
Town of Longview Stage 2 Mandatory
 
City of Statesville  
 
Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Stage 2 Mandatory
8/28/07
Lincoln County Stage 2 Mandatory
8/13/07
Town of Mooresville Stage 2 Mandatory
8/31/07
City of Gastonia Stage 2 Mandatory
9/4/07
City of Mount Holly Stage 2 Mandatory
8/28/07
City of Belmont Stage 2 Mandatory
 
Bessemer City Stage 2 Mandatory
 
City of Cherryville  
 
Town of Dallas  
 
City of Lincolnton  
 
City of Newton  
 
Rock Hill Stage 2 Mandatory
8/17/07
Catawba Water Treatment Plant Stage 2 Mandatory
8/29/07
Chester County Water and Sewer District Stage 2 Mandatory
9/5/07
City of Camden Stage 2 Mandatory
9/6/07
Lugoff-Elgin Water Authority Stage 2 Mandatory
8/31/07