Marin Water Agencies Explore New Sources of Supply

After facing critical water shortages last year, Marin County’s two largest water agencies are exploring new supply options.

Connecting to other water agencies, desalination, capturing more rainwater and raising existing dams are among the options being explored by Marin Municipal Water District, which serves 191,000 residents in central and southern Marin, and the North Marin Water District, which serves about 62,000 residents in Novato and West Marin.

Opinion: The 2021 Drought is Already an Emergency

The 2021 drought is quickly becoming an emergency. Kern County’s supply from the State Water Project has been reduced to just 5 percent of a full allocation. Rainfall is about half of average. And with each passing dry day, the drought gets worse.