Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SoCal water dispatch

What are we to make of reports out of Southern California, that Place Previously Unwatered until the Delta unknowningly stepped to the plate? Maybe that folks are starting to realize the severity of California's systemic water shortage.

Timothy Brick, a chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, summed up the situation in the Inland Empire's Press-Enterprise by saying: "In past planning, the worst-case scenario we looked at wasn't bad enough. This is the worst-case scenario."

And unless California taps into more water — or learns to go without plush lawns and dedicates more resources to super-efficient farming — the worst-case scenario will exceed expectations.

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