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Who Uses The Water?

Below is the break down of how our state and city use water.

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Where does our water come from?

Almost all of the water we use comes from the hydrologic cyce (blue water).

Sources:

  • Surface water (rivers, glacial, rain, run-off), captured in reservoirs
  • Ground Water, point source use
  • Desalination (very small proportion and very expensive)

California Water System

  • Primary Sources: Sierra Nevada Mountains, San Joaquin Delta, Colorado River

San Diego Water provider chain

  • Projects -> Metropolitan Water District -> San Diego County Water Authority -> City of San Dieog Water Department 
  • 90% SDCWA
  • 10% Local

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