Smart Water Conservation Could Prevent California Droughtby Abhinav G. Movie Enthusiast
Californians are highly aware of the fact that there is a limited amount of water in the state. Political measures are being taken to reduce water usage throughout California in an effort to stave off a drought that many are worried could bring severe damage to the area. However, there’s an interesting new report out there that says that perhaps Californians don’t have as much to worry about as they’ve been told. Yes, there is a water shortage in California. However, it is now believed that an aggressive water conservation plan in the state could prevent a drought for at least the next four decades.
The report was issued by the Environmental Water Caucus. It says that California currently has a strong enough existing water supply to support its current population. Moreover, it has a supply which has the capacity to support a growth in the population of approximately thirty million more people. The population is not expected to increase that much until at least 2050 which means that the state should have enough water to support all of its current and future residents through at least that time.
The catch is that Californians do need to participate in an aggressive water conservation plan in order to make good use of this existing water supply. Numerous recommendations for this water plan were made in the report. They include such suggestions as increasing the water efficiency of California’s agriculture and re-routing some of this water to use in the state’s urban areas, reducing river exports to protect the health of the water there and eliminating irrigation to impaired farmlands. With these protections in place it could be possible to complete evade a California drought until all of us are well into our elderly years.
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