Los Vaqueros Expansion Objectives


The Primary Objectives of the Los Vaqueros Expansion Are:


  • Increase reliability of Delta water supplies for municipal, industrial and agricultural purposes.
  • Increase water supply reliability for water providers within the San Francisco Bay Area. 
  • Enhance water supply reliability and operational flexibility for environmental; water management purposes including refuge water supplies within and south of the Delta.

Potential Benefits:



  • Increased water supply reliability ranging from 44,000 to 504,000 acre-feet per year in dry periods. 
  • Added emergency water supply storage for Bay Area agencies ranging from 80,000 to 120,000 acre-feet per year. 
  • Increased environmental water supply ranging from 50,000 to 790,000 acre-feet per year. 
  • Improved quality of water delivered to municipal and industrial water treatment facilities.