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Clean Drinking Water Can No Longer Be Taken for Granted

California, especially the Central Valley and Southern California, is experiencing the worst drought since the 1970s, and arguably the worst drought in its recorded history (about 65 years).   Yet to most Californian’s it is nothing more than a small inconvenience because water still flows from our taps and shower heads, and clean, safe drinking water

Water, Water Everywhere Imported and Underneath

Orange County (OC) covers almost 800 square miles and within its boundaries 3.1 million people reside.   Throughout the 800 sq. miles for all OC residents, water is delivered by a simple turn of a tap.   Since almost all of OC is classified as a desert, where does all the water come from to support a

Exceptional Drought Conditions Hit California

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 55% of California is experiencing “exceptional” drought conditions with another 29% suffering extreme drought condition. The exceptional drought condition is the worst drought category the U.S. Drought Monitor can issue.  The U.S. Drought Monitor (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx) is a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska

Failure to Act on Past Water Plans Haunting California

A few weeks ago I wrote a column on the impact the forecasted Super El Nino would have on our four-year drought. The column included an overview of California’s water storage capability, which is inadequate under the best of circumstances. Water for much of California is dependent on the state’s 161 reservoirs. In an average

No Shortage of Bottled Water For Now

The human body contains as much as 65-70% water, the brain is composed of 70% water, the lungs are nearly 90% water and blood is up to 83% water. Our bodies can only survive for about three days without water, making clean, drinkable water the most important factor for global public health. While more than

Water Replenishment District’s GRIP on So Cal Water

Orange County and LA County primarily get their water from two sources, import and groundwater. The imported water comes from the Northern California State Water Project and the Colorado River. The groundwater comes from large aquifers located under each county. The Water Replenishment District (WRD) is a regional groundwater management agency for nearly four million