September 2, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The giant water wholesaler serving 18 million
Southern Californians says there's an increased likelihood water
will be rationed this spring.
The Metropolitan Water District, which supplies cities and water agencies throughout the region, had said earlier there was a 33 percent chance of rationing. In a report Tuesday, the district hiked the possibility to 50 percent.
The Department of Fish and Game has restricted Sacramento delta water deliveries to Southern California because pumping water into aqueducts kills the delta smelt, which has seen a dramatic population drop.
Spokesman Bob Muir says the Metropolitan Water District gets up to 70 percent of its water from Northern California, but only 15 percent of its normal share is available this year.
Information from: Star-News,
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