The California Department of Water Resources announced that all State Water Project contractors – including Desert Water Agency – will now receive 100 percent of its water allocation.

This is the first time since 2006 that DWR has allocated 100 percent. Last year’s allocation was 5 percent.

DWA uses this imported water to replenish the aquifer and offset the water pumped out of the groundwater basin for customers.

The allocation increase is due to the series of winter storms that have dropped record amounts of snow on the Sierra Nevada mountains and help fill rivers and reservoirs throughout the State Water Project.

The State Water Project is California’s vast water system of canals, pipelines and reservoirs that help deliver water to 27 million Californians.

This increase in water supply will help DWA’s sustainability efforts.  In addition to replenishing the aquifer and careful water management, DWA continues to work with customers on ways to save water to ensure water for future generations.

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