Will Southern California Revert to a Desert?

by Donald R. Froelich, Metropolitan Water District of, Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development


The nearly 13 million people in Southern California - one-half of California's population - face the prospect of water shortages in the near future. These people depend on three major aqueducts that import water from areas hundreds of miles away for two-thirds of their water supply. The future availability of the imported water is in doubt. A multi-billion dollar investment required to develop additional supplies and to expand the local distribution system to meet the water needs of the people is described.

Subject Headings: Light rail transit | Arid lands | Water shortage | Water pipelines | Water supply | Water balance | Water use | Investments | California | United States

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