Hard to believe with the flood of drought worries, but San Diego County is in better shape to weather a dry patch than it was 25 years ago.

That’s because the County Water Authority has taken to heart the advice of finance pros everywhere: diversify. We now get our water supply from several sources, which wasn’t the case back in 1991, when 95 percent came from L.A.’s Metropolitan Water District.

In this episode of San Diego Explained, Lisa Halverstadt and NBC7’s Catherine Garcia break down what today’s myriad sources are, and what the water authority would like to see by 2020 to keep us hydrated.

Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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