The San Luis Reservoir along Highway 152 is a key part of Silicon Valley’s water supply and is now only 10 percent full. This is reportedly the lowest level it’s been in 27 years. “Normally that’s an island,” the Santa Clara Valley Water District maintenance supervisor said, pointing to a towering hill. Apparently the cause of this shortage is not a drought but what is being called the “perfect storm” of controversial human causes
Excerpt From The Mercury News:
— from an attempt to save endangered salmon hundreds of miles away, to age-old water rights that give rice growers near Sacramento the water first — has left the state’s fifth-largest reservoir so low that the last time some now-dry areas were exposed to the air, George Bush Sr. was president, Joe Montana was quarterback of the 49ers and the Loma Prieta earthquake hadn’t happened yet.