California’s two main water supply projects, the Federal Central Valley Project (CVP) and State Water Project (SWP) depend on the Delta to deliver water for 25 million residents and thousands of farms and businesses. While activists single out these pumps as the cause of all of the Delta’s problems, increasing evidence suggests that these water pumping projects are only one of many factors and human activities impacting the estuary.
Regulatory decisions continue to impose severe pumping restrictions on the state’s water delivery system. These decisions are shortsighted because they fail to consider other critical factors or “stressors” impacting the estuary, such as those outlined on this site, to address the Delta crisis.
Visit out Water Watch page for up to date information on water supplies to CVP and SWP.