Total Regional Economic Losses From Water Supply Disruptions To The Los Angeles County Economy – November 2012

by Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

This study estimates the total regional economic impacts of one major set of disruption scenarios stemming from a Bay Delta earthquake that would cause the closure of the California Aqueduct (State Water Project) for 6, 24, or 36 months.

The results can be generalized to any event that would reduce fresh water imports through any of the three major aqueducts serving Los Angeles County, including a regulatory decree stipulating a sizeable reduction in its allocation of Colorado River water