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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Everyone is Getting a Huge Cut in Water from the State Aqueduct


excerpted from http://cbs5.com/environment/water.supply.cut.2.850063.html

http://aquafornia.com/archives/5264


10/27/2008

After two extremely dry years, CBS 5 has learned that California will drastically slash the amount of water it gives to districts statewide.

In what could be the worst crisis in Decades, the California Department of Water Resources tells CBS 5 it will cut supplies to water districts by 85 to 90 percent.

"It's pretty serious right now…California has had its second critically dry year. We are looking at going into a third potentially dry year. We have actually drawn down our reservoirs…we are actually having difficulties delivering water this year," said Wendy Marin of the California Department of Water Resources.

From the Sierra, through the mighty Sacramento San Joaquin Delta and along the California Aqueduct, the State delivers water for drinking and irrigation to 25 million Californians each year.

There are 29 state agencies that deliver this water and every one will see huge cutbacks beginning January 1st.

(for more, click on the link above)

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