The California dam has lost 49 million gallons of water after suffering from the act of vandalism. It happened near San Francisco, according to the Oakland Tribune report.
The loss of water is even more important considering the fact that the state is already suffering from the draught situation for the last 4 years. Seeing it as an emergency, the Governor of the state Jerry Brown declared cutbacks in urban water use, which went up to 36 percent in some communities.
The Water District officials of Alameda County indicated to the newspaper that the agency raised an alarm about the incident that resulted in the water running into the San Francisco Bay.
According to the water district general manager Robert Shaver, “This is a very significant loss of water under any circumstances, and more so in the drought conditions we are experiencing. It is an utterly senseless, destructive and wasteful thing to do.”
The 49 million gallons of water that is lost due to vandalism was supposed to be used by the residents and the businesses in the city of Fremont that is located 33 miles southeast of San Francisco.
The Water Officials are of the belief that the water that has been lost could have supplied to 500 homes for as long as 1 year. This incident would impact the supply operations a great deal, according to the newspaper Oakland Tribune. No one has been arrested yet on accounts of the act of felony vandalism.
The incident has imbalanced the water supplies and some serious steps need to be taken by the authorities in this regard. Hence, the regulators have come up with a great plan to combat the drought conditions prevailing in the state. They have raised their voice to cut down the water use by 25 percent in return of the assurances that no further curtailments would be received during the growing season.