“We’re Moving Water to the Pond.”

Yesterday, I received a great email from Tom Long. It simply said: We’re moving water to the pond. The County’s water tank at Pajarito – which holds 250,000 gallons of water – filled this week. Pajarito’s weir (or water collection site) collects water, which is then transferred to the water tank. Tom and his team pulled the top five feet from the full tank and moved it to the ski area’s 10-million gallon holding pond.

The County’s 250,000 gallon holding tank. Yesterday we learned this tank is full, and we migrated the top 8 feet feet of water to our pond.

Yesterday we learned this tank is full, and we migrated the top 5 feet feet of water to our pond.

This is a standard procedure at Pajarito, but it was exciting, nevertheless, to learn that water – even a small amount – was being migrated to the pond. As we’ve said all along, skiing is our #1 priority, which makes water our #1 priority.

Pajarito's holding pond as of yesterday evening.

Pajarito’s holding pond as of yesterday evening.