River Pines, CA Change


Water, water everywhere

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Mark Belden
06/26/2014 1:14 PM
About 60 percent of California’s developed water sources come from the Sierra Nevada mountains, in the form of snow melt and rain runoff. One of the world’s largest fresh water reservoirs (in the form of snow pack) is right here in California. Snowmelt finds its way through mountain streams, tributaries and large river systems eventually making its way toward California’s delta. Much is expelled to the Pacific Ocean. Over the years, dams and reservoirs have been built to meet the state’s current and future drinking, industrial and agricultural needs.

Along with other water sources, about 2,800 local water agencies deliver it to...

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