water sources

Water Sources:

Los Angeles Aqueduct - The Los Angeles Aqueduct diverts water from the Owens Valley to reservoirs in the Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles Aqueduct was built by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. When it was completed, the Los Angeles Aqueduct was the largest single water project in the world. Oak Park does not get any of its water from the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

 

    The Colorado Aqueduct - The Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA) conveys water from the Colorado River (at Lake Havasu on the California/Arizona border) to Lake Mathews, which is near Riverside, California. The CRA was built by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) between 1933 and 1941. Oak Park does not get any of its water from the Colorado River Aqueduct.

     

      The California Aqueduct - The California Aqueduct transports water from Northern California to Southern California. It is the main water transport structure of the California State Water Project.  The aqueduct was built by the California Department of Water Resources. It begins at the Sacramento River Delta carries water south through the Central Valley. When it reaches Bakersfield, it then is pumped up 2,000 feet to cross the Tehachapi Mountains. At this point it divides into two branches. The east branch feeds Lake Perris in Riverside County, while the west branch heads toward Castaic Lake in the Angeles National Forest. Oak Park gets 100% of its water from the California Aqueduct.  

        The California Department of Water Resources delivers the water to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). Metropolitan treats the water at the Jensen Filtration Plant and then sells it to the Calleguas Water.  The Calleguas Water District then sells the water to the Oak Park Water District. Oak Park  gets 100% of its water from the Calleguas Water District.