California Halts Tap Water Delivery as Drought Bites

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A car sits in dried and cracked earth of what was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir (Getty images)

California officials have warned that tap water may not be delivered to local agencies that distribute it to homes in the state. Two thirds of residents in the state and more than a million acres of farmland get part or all of their water from the California Department of Water Resources.

Mark Cowin director of the Water Resources Department said in an interview with Bloomberg:

“This isn’t a coming crisis, this isn’t an evolving crisis. This is a current crisis.”

This is the first time in the departments history that it has predicted what it calls ‘zero allocation’, a situation that will affect about 25 million people.

The water originates in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and from there is is distributed to local water agencies via a system of aqueducts, reservoirs, pipelines and pumping stations.

From this point forward, local distribution agencies will have to rely on other sources such as stored water and groundwater to try and keep their customers supplied.


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  • Tim Brown

    Time to relocate.

  • Hammerun

    Yea sure there’s a water problem all right.
    There’s no less than 20 rivers that run thru and out of California and replenish the Pacific Ocean with fresh water. Do these fu@@wads ever get the idea that we could use that water instead of letting it vent to the pacific? Oh no , we couldn’t divert the rivers water into large reservoirs for use later. That would seem like to much of an intelligent idea. They’re more concerned about recreation the environment and the little fishes like the delta smelts. Never mind about the farmers and the food they produce.
    In southern cal got fed up with listening to and paying for water off of the aqueduct out of the north so they built Diamond Lake near Hemet ca. In the nineties. It holds 880,000 acre feet of water and it’s 85% full today.
    You in nor cal wake up and and circumvent their enviro needle dicks and build some resiviors. You can/have your choice, drinking water or little minnow fish. Your choice! Call Nancy Polosi and get a snippet of wisdom about this problem from that NITWITT!!

  • Erin Tarn

    Water is vastly more important

  • Tatiana Covington

    Desalination and fusion power. Problem solved.

    • 1stworlder

      And affirmative action hires at the fusion power plants.

      • Tatiana Covington

        Spare us that horror. Likely the tokamaks will be run by high-level robots.

        Think not? Think again.