Myths of California Water: Virtual Tour

Myth

California is running out of water.

Reality

California has run out of abundant water and will need to adapt to increasing water scarcity.

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Further Reading

  • Department of Water Resources (CDWR) (2003), California’s Groundwater, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA.
  • Department of Water Resources. 2005a. California Water Plan Update. Bulletin 160-05. Sacramento, CA.
  • Hanak, E., J. Lund, A. Dinar, B. Gray, R. Howitt, J. Mount, P. Moyle, Barton “Buzz” Thompson (2010), “Myths of California Water – Implications and Reality,” West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter 2010.
  • Howitt, R. E., J. Medellin-Azuara, and D. MacEwan 2009. Estimating Economic Impacts of Agricultural Yield Related Changes, California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER), Sacramento, CA.