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Posted on: November 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Port Angeles City Manager Rescinds Stage III Water Shortage

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City Manager Nathan A. West has rescinded the Stage III Water Shortage Declaration, effectively immediately. All restrictions as set out in the City’s Water Shortage Response Plan have been lifted.

The Stage III Water Shortage was declared on September 11, 2023, in response to critically low water levels in the Elwha River, our primary source of drinking water.

A careful review of current water levels and forecasted weather conditions by staff indicate that water shortage restrictions are no longer necessary. Water levels have improved significantly over the recent period, standing steadily at or above approximately 1,200 CFS and remaining above levels which would cause concern.

We thank our residents for their cooperation and demonstrated commitment to water conservation.

The City will continue to monitor water levels and remains dedicated to implementing proactive measures to ensure a sustainable water supply.

For more information on conservation and tips for responsible water usage, please contact the Public Works & Utilities Department at (360) 417-4715 or visit the City’s Conservation webpage:

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