From the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC):
“California is forging ahead with major reforms on many fronts, including health care, corrections, and K–12 education. But it still faces a wide array of challenges, from housing costs, to climate change and water management, to higher education funding.”
From The Sacramento Bee, in a commentary by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla:
“During the current drought, the public will hear a lot about water management in California. Unfortunately, Californians are being presented with a false dichotomy – that California’s water problems are about fish vs. people.”
“More than two decades ago, two water distributors came up with a tantalizing idea to increase reserves in parched Southern California: Create an underground lake so vast it could hold enough to blanket Los Angeles — all 469 square miles — under a foot of water.
From the Northern California Water Association (NCWA) Blog:
“It is rare when a Grand Jury report makes positive statements. Yet, the Butte County Grand Jury report for 2012-13 highlighted the importance of water to Butte County and complimented the water districts and county in the way that water is managed for the benefit of Butte County, as well as presenting the major challenges facing the region. …
“In its conclusion, ‘the Grand Jury was interested in learning about the management and stewardship of Butte County water.
“The message is clear: We must do more to prepare for increasingly harmful dry years by capturing more water in wet years. In short, California needs a lot more water storage – and we need it now. … California’s Legislature also must do its part by updating the long-anticipated water bond and ensuring that it includes adequate funding for water storage.”