Does California get water from other states?
Subsequently, one may also ask, where does California get its drinking water?
The Colorado Aqueduct, built in the 1930s, transports water from the Colorado River to Southern California. It's operated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and is the region's primary source of drinking water.
Also Know, does California have a water problem? Nearly one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water each year. And while California's drinking water problems span the length of the state, about half of California's failing water systems are concentrated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley.
Consequently, who controls the water in California?
In the 1990s the Resnicks gained control of what was originally meant to be a state-owned water storage bank; it now sells water back to the state at a premium. Since 1993, they've donated nearly $5 million to state and federal campaigns and candidates—typically to whomever is in power.
Where does the water in Southern California come from?
In addition, most southern California cities obtain some of their drinking water from the Colorado River, which originates in the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado, and then passes through and drains portions of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada until it reaches Lake Havasu, on the border between Arizona and