What’s the California WaterFix?
About 30 percent of the water that flows out of taps in Southern California comes from Northern California via the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. State and federal agencies want to modernize the water system by building three new intake points in the northern Delta along with two tunnels to convey water to the existing aqueduct system in the southern Delta.
Why is it needed?
The California WaterFix is a critical investment to help protect and enhance water supply reliability from the state’s single largest water supply, the Sierra snowpack. New tunnels could safely transport water supplies if an earthquake or other disaster collapses the 50-year-old Delta levee system. They could also make it possible to capture and store more water when it’s available. It’s an economically smart solution to our state’s water problem.