March 16, 2017
Delta Supplies Increasingly Important to San Diego's North County
We all know 25 million Californians depend on Delta water, but did you know that depending on the weather, some communities end up relying even more heavily on Delta supplies?
Right now, 100% of water being imported to San Diego’s North County is from the Delta, and that’s a good thing for local businesses. Their other major source, the Colorado River, is much higher in salinity, causing several water districts to blend higher quality Delta supplies with other sources to improve quality.
Farmers use as much as 50% more water if it comes from the Colorado River to lower the salt levels. And a local San Diego brewery, Stone Beer, has to spend more money to purify Colorado River supplies when compared to Delta supplies.
Check out this article “Sierra Water returns to North County taps” on how important Delta supplies are to San Diego’s North County. Stories like this demonstrate why it’s so important to shore up water supplies from the Delta with WaterFix.