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Potential New Water Sources

October, 2013. Drought causes Jameson Lake level to drop.

Our local region has a Semi-arid Climate. Relatively low rainfall and cyclical droughts translate into limited surface and groundwater supplies, and therefore the District relies upon a diversified portfolio of water sources.  To make the overall supply more drought resilient, at this time we are actively evaluating and pursuing alternative new sources such as:

In compliance with State regulations, Senate Bill X7-7 (SBX7-7), the future maximum consumption target is 4,800 AFY, excluding potential new sources that may be exempt such as Recycled Water. For a detailed overview of the District's water sources and long-term plans, refer to the Urban Water Management Plan.

Conservation is also considered a source of supply.