STORY: California drought or PR mirage?

Gosia Wozniacka Uncategorized

When I first moved to the Central Valley nearly four months ago, I saw signs pronouncing a terrible drought everywhere I drove. The farmers and ag industry advocates bemoaned the lack of water and the injustices they faced. Yet, everywhere in the state, water was plentiful in the form of an above-average snowpack and heavy rains. New drought signs kept cropping up. So I set out to gather the data from the federal and state water projects, in an effort to understand what the impact on farmers and farmworkers was, currently and in the past. This is one in a series of articles I plan on California’s water wars. Read the drought signs story here: link to PDF

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