Welcome to our Inaugural Issue
With California in drought eight of the last 10 years, there is a growing sense of urgency within the Southland to ensure reliable water supplies. Much of the water delivered to Southern California from Northern California comes through the State Water Project. It diverts water via the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta estuary. Unfortunately, the Delta's declining ecosystem and fragile 1,100-mile levee system are increasingly vulnerable. A
n earthquake could cut off this water supply for as long as three years.
California WaterFix is a comprehensive solution proposed by state and federal agencies to ensure our state has a reliable water supply for many years to come.
As the project advances this year with much activity coming in the next several months, "California WaterFix Update" will be Metropolitan's effort to communicate key information about the project as events unfold. This update will provide background information on the project as well as recent updates. We will be sending this update every two weeks and we hope it provides helpful information.