California’s Water Supply Dries Up
Snowpack Levels at 61% of Average; State Water Contractors Urge Long-Term Delta Fix Along With Conservation
“Unfortunately, last week’s precipitation barely produced a drop in the bucket,” said
“Water agencies will be digging deep into their reserves, some for the third year in a row, to meet their customers’ needs, and many areas will see more and more restrictions on their water usage,” added Moon. “For now, we need to pray for rain — we also need to fix the system so we can get more environmental and human benefit out of the rain and snow when they happen.”
While Californians do their part to further conserve this year, state leaders are mapping out a plan to fix the ailing Delta estuary and our primary water delivery system. Through the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), public water agencies, environmental organizations, and state and federal agencies are exploring an eco-friendly way of conveying water around the Delta, rather than through it.
The BDCP is a comprehensive conservation plan for the Delta and will provide a basis for addressing the many threats to the Delta needed for fishery and ecosystem recovery, while finding a way to continue to deliver water to Californians throughout the state.
For more information on the BDCP, please visit http://www.resources.ca.gov/bdcp/.
The State Water Contractors is a statewide, non-profit association of 27 public agencies from Northern, Central and
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