MID Prepared for Heavy Winter Storm
MID has made all possible preparations for the storm moving into the Valley this week.
MID, in coordination with its partners in the Merced Streams Group, has performed pre-storm maintenance and inspections related to local waterways. Other partners in the group include the City of Merced and the County of Merced.The District has both its Water and its Electric Operations fully staffed and ready to respond to any challenges that may arise as heavy rain and winds move into the area beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12.
As it does every winter season, MID has shifted its water operations away from irrigation and toward helping divert natural storm water around communities and into natural waterways.
The Electric Department operations staff is also on alert and prepared to attend to any challenges that may arise. MID does not anticipate any major sustained electric outages from the storm. Customers with outages may call 209-722-2899.MID reminds residents to remain away from any downed power lines and to call 911 should they see one. As with any other storm event, MID reminds the community to keep flashlights and other necessities nearby. CLICK HERE for a storm emergency supply list.
Lake McClure Water Storage Weekly Update
Lake McClure/ Lake McSwain Facilities Update:
- Lake McSwain is open - including its boat ramp and marina.
- The South Ramp at Barrett Cove is now closed due to the drought.
- The North Ramp at Barrett Cove is the only entrance for boats into Lake McClure. It is expected to remain open until the end of September depending on lake conditions.
- All other facilities, including the Barrett Cove and McClure Point Marina, are now closed due to the drought.