November 01, 2016

Whiskey Is for Drinking: The Never Ending Battle over California Water

Robert Thornton and Paul Weiland

Rain and snow returned to California in the winter of 2015–2016. The anticipated El Niño-driven deluge never appeared, and the severe four-year drought will extend to at least five years. The rain and snow did little to resolve the historical battle to address California’s enormous long-term water supply shortfall and related environmental challenges. The state’s water supply system, once the envy of the world, is in crisis.

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