Water officials' message: Golf industry must do more to meet ongoing droughtEighteen golf courses served by CVWD use strictly river water for ir...

Water officials' message: Golf industry must do more to meet ongoing droughtEighteen golf courses served by CVWD use strictly river water for ir...Water officials' message: Golf industry must do more to meet ongoing drought
Eighteen golf courses served by CVWD use strictly river water for irrigation, while more than 30 others use a blend of river water, recycled water and groundwater pumped from the aquifer under the desert. A desert course can use up to 1 million gallons of water a day in the heat of the summer, less in the cooler winter months. River water has been an inconsistent source of water, with Cheng saying the district has received as much as 70 percent of its contracted allotment in some years since the mid-2010s, but only five percent of that allotment in each of the last three years.