California is in the midst of a historic drought. We have had only one wet winter in the last eight years. The consequences of the drought are tremendous as communities thirst for drinking water, farm lands lay fallow, and industries make drastic changes in how they do business.
The potential for El Niño rains may bring us short term relief, but may also create a false sense of water security. Simply stated: We cannot rely on El Niño to solve California’s water problems.
That is why the time has come for us to update our antediluvian water system through innovative, long-term solutions. The current system was built on the flawed premise that water would always be plentiful. We just need to capture it, store it and transport it.
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