World Water Day snuck up on me this year and I've got nothing ready to hit 'publish.' Please read my archive of previous year's entries about World Water Day.
I write often about water in general.
Remember when your elementary school teacher told you that water on the west side of the continental divide would end up in the Pacific Ocean and water on the east side would end up in the Atlantic Ocean?
Well, that's not true any longer. Whether I am in Boulder, CO or Los Angeles County, I'm using Colorado River Water.
Both Boulder and LA's Metropolitan Water District have several water supplies. Approximately 50% of Boulder County's water supply comes from the Western Slope, via the Colorado-BigThompson Project. LA County imports about 45% it's water (30% from Northern CA and 15% from the Colorado River.)
BTW, water is heavy and it takes a lot of energy to move it. Thus, an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint is to use less water.