Water is essential to every part of life. Here are some informational links that detail water and its sources:

Stanford University's School of Earth Sciences

A page on Stanford University's School of Earth Sciences website In-depth explanation of the different water sources that serve Southern California and the Los Angeles area, includes charts and graphs and scientifically research information.

Albright Seed Company

Albright Seed Company's website teaches users about planting seeds and all of the biological aspects of planting. The section on water provides in-depth explanation on ground water sources in Southern California.

SD Conservation

This website contains information about water in many aspects.. It explains the various sources of water and ways to conserve it. The site also covers some of the issues and problems relating to water such as the water pollution problem. It also provides information about how water is used by people and ways to protect it.

Water Sources

Where does water come from?what are it's sources in different states?what are some water resourse programs available today? This site even provides Maps of real-time streamflow compared to historical streamflow for the day of the year! A variety of interesting information about water is porivided in this site.

Environmental Protection Agency

Is tap water cleaner than bottled water?is it safe?The EPA website provides the reader with answers for common unanswered questions like these.It provides information about drinking water sources and health issues, and mainly educates the public about enviromental topics such as water, air, and human health.

The Water Page

This website has beautiful water galleries from all over the world as well as educational, editorial and feature articles regarding water. Such as environmental safety, dam reports, laws and problems regarding water and much more.

Water science for Schools

This site contains various questioners and polls in regards to the water supply in different states. Here you can find how much water the average person uses, where our home supply comes from and what happens to our water after we are done using it. Also you will find different photo galleries.

Castaic Lake Water Agency

The people who reside in California depend upon massive amounts of water to sustain everyday life. Drinking, watering the lawn, taking a bath, or swimming in the pool; water is needed each and every day. Much of the water that we use comes from Northern California. The path it takes is a long and adventurous one.

Shasta College

Have you ever wondered where water comes from and how it is recycled into the water we use. Water goes through many different cycles in order to get to where it is today. From ancient times to the present, water is still the number 1 source of life.

The World of Water

The California Aqueduct provides the state with much of its water. Besides rainfall, lakes, oceans, and rivers, California also gets its water from man-made sources. The aqueduct is an important part of where water derives from.

The Water Cycle

Upon entering this website a water nut will immediately see that the topic of discussion for the first page is about the water cycle. The large artistic arrows representing the cycle along with the title, "The Water Cycle" definitely set the mood for the website, in what I feel to be an easygoing fun oriented way. Below the arrows the text enlightens the reader with facts about the different forms of water from glaciers to water vapor. After reading the introduction the user of this website can surf through additional information by clicking through the links provided in the upper left hand side of the first page. These links include, the scientific concepts behind the water cycle, a more in depth look at the cycle, and cloud formation. After going through these additional pages the web surfer of this page will definitely be flooded with information about the water cycle.

Water Source Myths

This website presents the origin of water in a humorous way by poking fun at what many southern Californian people commonly associate the origination of water with, the conventional household tap. Then it goes into a step-by-step process of how we southern Californianís get our dubbed tap water. Our water comes from over 600 miles away and follows a path from the High Sierras where it melts into streams and is diverted into large lakes and reservoirs. Then the water flows down the aqueduct where it is pumped over mountains to different locations throughout California, and it finds its way into our juices, food and sinks only after being treated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California