The rain we have been experiencing over last few days has helped add to the local water supply.
Before Thursday, Ruth Lake, which supplies water to the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District’s seven municipalities, was at 54 percent full. Now, it’s at 61 percent full, after receiving five inches of rain in the last few days. Lake elevation is up four feet, with water levels continuing to increase. In addition, due to the recent rainfall, the length of time Ruth Lake will be able to supply water to the seven municipalities went up by two months. District officials say a few more significant storms could have Ruth Lake completely full.