Vandalism of California dam led to 50 million gallons water loss

Vandalism of California dam led to 50 million gallons water loss

On Friday, the Oakland Tribune newspaper reported that 50 million gallons of water were lost due to the damages done to the dam, which is located near San Francisco.

On Friday, the Oakland Tribune newspaper reported that 50 million gallons of water were lost due to the damages done to the dam, which is located near San Francisco.

As the state is facing a severe 4-year long drought, Governor Jerry Brown had to introduce some water usage limits to state’s citizens. Nowadays, the new trouble has come: the huge loss of water caused by an act of vandalism on the dam.

The visible result of the dam vandalism

The visible result of the dam vandalism

On Tuesday, approximately at 11:30 a.m. Alameda County Water District said that the incident happened. The result of the incident was a huge water leak into the San Francisco Bay.

Water district general manager Robert Shaver said that this loss was a very big damage to the state during the drought time. He thinks it was wasteful and useless thing to do.

According to officials, those 50 million gallons of water could be used by  people from Fremont, the city 33 miles away from San Francisco, as well as by other neighboring communities.

Officials say that this water amount could supply 500 houses for one year. However, this situation won’t have a big impact on the water supply operations.

Police told the newspaper that no one was arrested for the act of vandalism.

 

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