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News - July 23, 2021

How resilient is our water supply?

Drought raises questions about how diversified cities' sources are — and how much they have stored

by Sue Dremann

When it comes to supplies of water, many local cities are dependent on one far-away source: the San Francisco Regional Water System, which comes from the Sierra Nevada, mainly the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. Numerous Peninsula cities get 100% of their water from this supplier.

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