Juneau residents asked to conserve water

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

Juneau residents are being asked to temporarily conserve water until reservoir supplies can be replenished.

Reports say residents shouldn't wash their cars or boats or water lawns and gardens until rains return.

Public Works Director Kirk Duncan says Juneau reservoirs are about 30 percent below normal capacity.

The city's secondary water source, Salmon Creek reservoir, is offline waiting for turbidity from the snowmelt to settle down. Lemon Creek, which is normally a 31-foot reservoir, is down to 6 feet.

The city's primary water source is the Last Chance Basin, located in the mountains above Juneau.

It's putting out nearly 3 million gallons a day right now. Duncan says, "It's pumping for all it's worth."