California Water Shortage

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California’s Water Shortage Currently California is facing a water shortage. The issue has been addressed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in February. He called for all state agencies to find the way to help in the statewide water shortage. This is California’s third consecutive year of drought and last spring and summer was the worst of the season because it had the lowest amount of water recorded and California’s reservoirs were at their lowest point as well which did not help in the water shortage. Many agencies have been acquired to find possible solutions to the water shortage, the Department of Water Resources has been directed to find solutions to the problem as well as asking people to conserve water. One of the main factors …show more content…

More than $2 billion can be lost by the end of the year or possibly $3 billion by the end of 2009. Littlerock Reservoir, Littlerock, CA Many predict that to be back to normal California would have to be at more than 120 percent of normal. As the rainy season will come to an end many believe that it is not a possibility because it would have to rain more than double what it has rained in the recent months to possibly get up to that percentage. With the summer coming up on us it is inevitable that the amount of water needed will not come to California and replenish the system. Southern California is widely affected as it has more people it has to give water to and more people. It has to house major cities like Los Angeles and San Diego which have big populations. Northern California’s water supply is important as well because of the vast agricultural land that is has. Most of the worlds agriculture comes from California’s Central Valley. Such as small area provides for a large supply of agriculture and the small area needs to have water. The water pollution problem doesn’t affect the South as much as it affects the coasts and the rivers of California. The countless oil spills that have occurred on the coast including the most recent in San Francisco in 2007 which devastated San Francisco’s beaches. It closed more than 8 beaches and the cleanup process took many days. Spills like this make it hard to build desalination plants because they


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