Monday, December 29, 2014
Ending California's Extended Dry Spell with Adequate Stormwater BMP
For a state that uses more water than it can provide, California is treading on perilous parched grounds. Although its key reservoirs can deliver water by the trillions of liters every year, the state uses billions every day. Add the ongoing drought and economic growth and you have one of the largest water supply systems in the U.S. pushed to the limit. SoCal takes the brunt of the state's water supply problem. To sustain the growth of cities such as Los Angeles and Sacramento, utilities providers have to import water from either up north or the Colorado River next door. Sixty percent of Los Angeles County's water supply is imported from these places, reports Steve Scauzillo of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.