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Ongoing Drought in Marin

Ongoing Drought in Marin

Gigi M. '25, Writer, Science and Community | February 14, 2022
The worst drought that Marin County has faced was the drought in 1976-77. Creeks and rivers were dried up and the Marin Municipal Water District had only 120 days of running water left. So what saved Marin County from completely running out of water? Water was pumped from the East Bay through a 6-mile pipeline over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Jack Gibson, the director of Marin Municipal Water District since 1994 says that “The water district had done little preparation for a drought.”
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