California Water History Puts Water Bills In Perspective

by Robin Yeager on 11/17/2009

in Water

“Californians hate rain but love water, so three-quarters of them live in the arid south, spurn the wet north where three-quarters of the rain falls, and expect water to come to them by pipe, canal or aquifer, preferably courtesy of the taxpayer.”

So says The Economist in an article published before the Governor started signing the water bills. It’s always refreshing to gain an outsider’s perspective, particularly when it provides a solid background to a previously intractable issue.

For an overview of the development of water rights in California, see the informative article posted on Gallery & Barton’s site.


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