(Source: Save Our Water.org)
Water is California’s most precious natural resource. How we manage it today will affect nearly every aspect of our future.
When our state enjoys a year of abundant rain and our reservoirs are full, it is easy to think that our water supply is endless. But it’s important to remember that in California, the next drought may be just around the corner. Wasting even small amounts of water today means less water is available for the dry times we know will come again.
- Even in normal years, some areas of the state find it difficult to meet all demands for water. Water deliveries from some key water projects have been permanently reduced due to environmental concerns, while other systems struggle with aging infrastructure and other challenges.
- Our state’s population continues to grow, with 60 million Californians expected by 2050. That means more people, farms and businesses will rely on our rivers, reservoirs and groundwater basins for their daily needs.
- Climate change already is affecting California’s water resources. Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada – the source of much of our runoff and our largest “natural” reservoir – could shrink by as much as 25% by 2050. Experts say the changing rain and snowfall patterns will result in longer periods of drought.
The fact is we can no longer take our water supply for granted. While state and local leaders continue to work on long-term solutions to our water challenges, saving water on a daily basis helps stretch supplies and keep water in reservoirs for the inevitable dry years to come.
It’s easy for every Californian—young and old—to save water every day.
Here are a couple of ways that you can save:
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