Governor Jerry Brown imposed statewide mandatory water cutbacks this week. California residents, now in their fourth year of drought, have to cut back water usage by 25%. But the drought can’t take all the blame for our water woes. You can trace some of our problems back to Governor Brown’s father, former governor Pat Brown. Back in the 50s, Pat Brown lobbied for a water system that would set the stage for a population explosion in Southern and Central California.