The State of California: Dry as a Bone

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The Los Angeles Basin is hot, dry and likely to stay that way in a year when rainfall in downtown LA is less than a quarter of normal. Near Lake Tahoe at Echo Summit, this year’s final snow survey found bare earth and the 400-mile long Sierra snow pack is the smallest in almost thirty years. Does California need more dams, more conservation, or both? Is it time to revisit how the state’s most precious resource is allocated?



Warren Olney