25 million Californians disconnected from water supply

25 million Californians disconnected from water supply

On January 31, the California State water management service decided to stop water supply from State Water Project reservoirs. This decision forced about 25 million people living over 3,000 square kilometers of countryside to look for other sources of water, reports The Time magazine.

Most people will use other water supply systems; however, in many key reservoirs of the state, the water volume is below the medium scale.

On Friday, the State Water Resources Management has decided to stop completely the supply of water from State Water Project reservoirs. This decision forced about 25 million people living over 3,000 square kilometers of countryside to look for other sources of water. Most people will use other water supply systems; however, in many key reservoirs of the state, the water volume is below the medium scale.

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in California due to the drought. He urged residents of the state to reduce water consumption by 20 percent. According to local authorities, in some rural areas, water supplies will run out in two to four months.

The State Water Project system of reservoirs and aqueducts provides water supply to a number of state regions, including areas in Northern California, Bay Area San Francisco, Southern California. Recently, water deliveries were kept at a record low. The reason it yet other drought. For several years, California has been suffering from dry weather — this has significantly depleted the water deposits.

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