Eleanor Pardee Park and Hale Wells 10 feet lower than 2011

The water levels [PDF download] in mid-2015 for Eleanor Pardee Park and Hale Wells, part of Palo Alto’s emergency water supply have dropped 10 feet between 2011 and mid-2015.

For reference, the Carollo Engineers Feasibility Study recommended a limiting the decline in the aquifer water level to 8 feet, with a once in 3 year allowable drop of up to 25 feet.  Palo Alto has not used it’s emergency supply wells, but they are already drawn down by 1/3.

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