Top Five Things To Know About WATER in the Morongo Basin1. We are using more water from our aquifers than is being naturally replaced.
2. We replace this water by importing it from the Sacramento Delta watershed, 650 miles away.
3. We live in a major earthquake region, therefore serious disruption of water importation from the Delta is a real and present concern.
4. Maintaining a vast distribution system for moving water throughout California is the single largest user of energy in the state. As energy costs rise, so will the cost of water.
5. Scientific assessments indicate that we are entering a 30 yr drought cycle, which will be further compounded by the drying effects of climate change.