A Parched West Struggles to Adapt to the Realities of Drought

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California is adopting water restrictions for the first time… and that's the problem.  It's the first time.  Four years of drought have created an emergency, but 19th Century laws and 20th Century practices have created a 21st Century crisis, not just in California, but in much of the West as well. 

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Photo: Governor Brown delivers remarks on the drought and new mandatory water restrictions (California Department of Water Resources)