The Municipal Water District of OC is the most important local government you never heard of.
This agency, aka MWDOC, provides half OC's water. All sources are mega climate-stressed. It needs to rapidly pivot. You elect its leaders.
Water is life and climate change is changing life as usual. Only informed planning will protect our lifestyles and manage water rates.
What it does: The Municipal Water District imports half OC's water from the despairingly dry Sierras and Colorado River, experiencing their worst megadrought in 1,200 years -- and facing twice as likely megastorms predicted to flood dams and waterways. That's right: The dry years will be drier, the wet wetter. And we are not prepared.
For the facts, check the status of its reservoirs here and the lack of progress on managing the Colorado River here. Unfortunately you won't this info on MWDOC's home or headline news pages.
The good news: Unlike San Francisco Water (2+ million people) or the San Diego County Water Authority (3+ million) or the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (19+ million), MWDOC has its own elected Board of Directors from across the county.
You control MWDOC leadership directly with your vote.
Make OC healthy and prepared. Vote for smarter long term planning.