Is water wasted if we’ve got nowhere to keep it?

Tired of playing the water-saving game – shorter showers, browner grass, dirtier cars? Me, too. So let’s join those playing the “wasted-water” game. Instead of bragging about how much we’ve saved, we can shout about how much is going to waste.

State Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird told a San Francisco group that if we just had the California WaterFix (Is In) tunnels, we could have captured 486,000 additional acre-feet of water this spring.

Several water district managers have decried 600,000 acre-feet flowing to the ocean instead of into reservoirs.

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