ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLIES


SURFACE WATER | California’s surface water has long since been allocated. Recent actions by some to purchase additional Northern California San Joaquin Delta Islands with corresponding water rights may be stalled due to legal actions, anticipated declining Northern Sierra snow packs, San Joaquin Delta salt water intrusion issues and biological extinction concerns from federal agencies. Overall declining systems inflows will impact water recycling efforts.
SURFACE WATER | California’s surface water has long since been allocated. Recent actions by some to purchase additional Northern California San Joaquin Delta Islands with corresponding water rights may be stalled due to legal actions, anticipated declining Northern Sierra snow packs, San Joaquin Delta salt water intrusion issues and biological extinction concerns from federal agencies. Overall declining systems inflows will impact water recycling efforts.
DESALINATION | California has over 800 miles of coastline with ample points for desalination plants. A typical facility takes about five years of permitting. The new San Diego plant cost about one billion dollars and produces 7% of the regions fresh water. Population growth of 49% is projected in the San Diego region by 2050. Similar growth is expected in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area regions. While many new plants are in the planning stages, desalinated water facilities may struggle to meet future needs. Desalinated water distribution may be difficult for inland areas. Waste salt could become problematic.
DESALINATION | California has over 800 miles of coastline with ample points for desalination plants. A typical facility takes about five years of permitting. The new San Diego plant cost about one billion dollars and produces 7% of the regions fresh water. Population growth of 49% is projected in the San Diego region by 2050. Similar growth is expected in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area regions. While many new plants are in the planning stages, desalinated water facilities may struggle to meet future needs. Desalinated water distribution may be difficult for inland areas. Waste salt could become problematic.
GROUND WATER | Many of California’s sub-basins are in documented over draft conditions. While the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is under formation, years of expected SGMA legal challenges, unchecked water pumping, growing residential and commercial development will push most sub-basins to the edge of depletion. Stories of new water discoveries may trigger SGMA battles and expensive processing to remove boron, salt, oil, gas and other contaminates.
GROUND WATER | Many of California’s sub-basins are in documented over draft conditions. While the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is under formation, years of expected SGMA legal challenges, unchecked water pumping, growing residential and commercial development will push most sub-basins to the edge of depletion. Stories of new water discoveries may trigger SGMA battles and expensive processing to remove boron, salt, oil, gas and other contaminates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LAKE MEAD | Victim of declining inflow and over allocated supply. Lake Mead is expected to reach mandatory water restrictions by 2018. Southern Nevada Water Authority has constructed a water intake at the bottom of Lake Mead to maximize water supply possibly at the expense of others. Growth in the headwaters states will further stress Colorado River flows impacting Southern California and Arizona consumers. Salton Sea restoration efforts could be in jeopardy.
LAKE MEAD | Victim of declining inflow and over allocated supply. Lake Mead is expected to reach mandatory water restrictions by 2018. Southern Nevada Water Authority has constructed a water intake at the bottom of Lake Mead to maximize water supply possibly at the expense of others. Growth in the headwaters states will further stress Colorado River flows impacting Southern California and Arizona consumers. Salton Sea restoration efforts could be in jeopardy.
MOHAVE DESERT WATER PROJECT | A well-publicized project to draw groundwater from private lands. Stalled with years of legal action, the project is now blocked by federal officials. Expected to prevail by 2022, the project may then come under SGMA and new legal challenges from environmentalist. Potential collapse of other regional water supplies from either shortages or natural disasters could trigger eminent domain seizure.
MOHAVE DESERT WATER PROJECT | A well-publicized project to draw groundwater from private lands. Stalled with years of legal action, the project is now blocked by federal officials. Expected to prevail by 2022, the project may then come under SGMA and new legal challenges from environmentalist. Potential collapse of other regional water supplies from either shortages or natural disasters could trigger eminent domain seizure.
BOTTLED WATER | In water events such as Flint, Mich. or water depletion in Tulare County, the best Response was bottled water. While daily life is possible with bottled water, it is not sustainable long-term. In parts of the San Joaquin Valley, water depletion has cause abandonment of homes and farms. Negatively impacting lenders and tax collections. The city of Fresno responded to near by shortages by allowing water delivered by truck from city fire hydrants. However, expanding Central Valley water shortages may end the generosity.
BOTTLED WATER | In water events such as Flint, Mich. or water depletion in Tulare County, the best Response was bottled water. While daily life is possible with bottled water, it is not sustainable long-term. In parts of the San Joaquin Valley, water depletion has cause abandonment of homes and farms. Negatively impacting lenders and tax collections. The city of Fresno responded to near by shortages by allowing water delivered by truck from city fire hydrants. However, expanding Central Valley water shortages may end the generosity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Consider:
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  • Water Train does not impact environmentally sensitive areas
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Water shortages and threats of water depletion are becoming the new normal. The addition of inventory from Water Train to supplement existing supplies, to serve as a sustaining backstop or as part of a diversified water portfolio, should be a critical component of all water consumption planning.
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