Out to Sea
Jan 09, 2019
A year's worth of freshwater for 550,000 people will flow through the Delta in the next 24 hours. 79.9\% of that will become useless saltwater as it heads to the ocean. Just 21.1\% of that will be pumped and captured in reservoir storage for later human use. The Delta outflow to the sea is exponentially greater than what is required to prevent saltwater intrusion into the Delta. It is the equivalent of 27,500 basketballs per second over a 24 hour period.
Source here: https://water.ca.gov/…/…/Delta-Operations-Daily-Summary.pdf…