Water Shut Off To Silicon Valley Averted For Now
Lois Henry, with the Bakersfield Californian, has a story on now this past week millions of Californians nearly had their water shut off because a federal agency ran out of water.
“The Federal Bureau of Reclamation ran out of water in the San Luis Reservoir and sent shutoff alerts (giving three days notice) to 26 districts it serves in the northern San Joaquin Valley and Bay Area.
“One of those was the Santa Clara Valley Water District, which provides water to about two million customers including a few companies you may have heard of such as Apple and Hewlett Packard.
“The shutoffs were narrowly avoided thanks, in part, to some quick water trades courtesy of the Kern County Water Agency and Arvin-Edison Water Storage District.”
As one part of the state is dealing with devastating water shortage, northern California’s reservoirs are completely full. The problem is that the plan for managing our water supply keeps on changing and it has created near chaos for our cities, farmers and those trying to protect some endangers species.