The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta – Public Policy Institute of California

SOURCES: Uses and outflow: Delta Vision Blue Ribbon Task Force, Our Vision for the California Delta (upstream uses pre-1980), PPIC Delta Water Accounting; dry years: Department of Water Resources.

NOTES: For an explanation of uses, see Tracking Where Water Goes in a Changing Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta. Upstream and in-Delta uses (or “depletions”) include net water diversions, water consumed by natural vegetation, channel evaporation, and net increases in groundwater storage. Dry years are those classified as critical or dry in the Sacramento Valley based on the California Cooperative Snow Survey.

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