San Gabriel Valley Water Supply Low

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - Water officials say an underground aquifer that stores much of the San Gabriel Valley's water supply could dip to a historic low.

Water level at the Main San Gabriel Basin was recorded at 203.5 feet above sea level as of earlier this month. Officials say it is reaching its lowest level in 75 years.

Factors including low rainfall, a drop in imported water and increased demand were blamed for the decrease.

Officials at the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, which is in charge of maintaining basin level, say water costs could go up if levels continue to decline.
Information from: Star-News,

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