California is as well known for its dry seasons as it is for earthquakes. Fortunately, planning and preparation can ease some of the suffering that droughts cause. Pumps play a critical role in moving water across the state for treatment, irrigation and storage. Pumps & Systems, with Hydro Inc., is preparing an extensive multimedia report on some of the steps taken in Sacramento to protect its water supply. Look in the coming months for more information about this three-part online narrative that will include video, maps, historical photos and more at www.pumpsandsystems.com. Here are some stats about water in the Sacramento River region.
Sources: Hydro, Inc.; California Department of Water Resources; California Water Service; and Public Policy Institute of California.