Friday April 22, 2022

California Department of Water Resources

California is immersed in a third year of drought, with January, February and March of 2022 experiencing the lowest precipitation on record.

Weather whiplash of big storms followed by dry spells makes every drop of rain, every flake of snow, and every water molecule vital this year for families, farms, the environment and the economy.

But outdated infrastructure and the orientation of the pumping facilities in the south Delta limits our ability to capture available water from storm events. The Delta Conveyance Project would help resolve this limitation.

In fact, if the Delta Conveyance Project was operational at the end of 2021, the State Water Project would have captured about 236,000 acre-feet of additional water – enough water for over 2.5 million people, or nearly 850,000 households, for a full year.

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