CA Water Fix

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About  
California’s Bay-Delta is a vital source of water for our entire state. Located in Northern California where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet, the Bay-Delta forms a partially enclosed coastal body of water. It also connects to the Pacific Ocean via the bays and inlets around San Francisco. 

The Bay-Delta serves as the core hub of our state’s water delivery system, sending water to millions of Californians, businesses and industries, and irrigating millions of acres of farmland through its 700-mile maze of marshlands, canals, waterways and islands. It’s also home to hundreds of species of fish and wildlife as well as half a million people in the many small communities located throughout the area. 

Up to 75 percent of Western’s drinking water supply is imported from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through its connections to the Colorado River Aqueduct and the State Water Project, which comes from the Delta. 
 

What’s so important about the Bay-Delta?
The Delta is a critical component of California’s water delivery system but it’s in serious danger as it uses a century old, out-of-date system of agricultural levees to channel water through the area and pumping stations to help move water to cities and farms.

If these antiquated levees fail, due to deterioration or a natural disaster, a significant portion of the state’s water supply would be cut off – including the supply that we get to our District, serving roughly 1 million people in western Riverside County.

In addition, the Delta’s fragile ecosystem is threatened by invasive species, endangered native fish populations, saltwater intrusion and more.

 
What’s being done to improve our water supply reliability?
To address these critical needs of improving water supply reliability and restoring the Delta's ecosystem, the California Water Fix is being prepared through a collaboration of state, federal, and local government agencies, water agencies, environmental organizations and other interested parties.

Western is committed to supplying our customers and regional residents with the most up-to-date information regarding this critical water resource. Information will be provided via our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, bill stuffers and more.

If you would like to have present to your community group and provide a first-hand account on the importance the Bay-Delta, please email outreach@wmwd.com or call 951.571.7261.

 
For more information:
  • CA Water Fix Website
  • http://gov.ca.gov/m_multimedia.php 
    ​The link above will take you to Governor Brown's webpage, which hosts video and audio recordings. Please click on the link titled "Governor Brown Speaks at Host Breakfast in Sacramento - 05-22-2013" (upper right hand corner of page); the portion of the audio on water goes from 23:00 – 26:30.

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Delta Wetlands: An Investment in Security. 
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Delta California Water Fix - Overview
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Delta California Water Fix - Overview
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