How to Fix Water Scarcity in California

AUDIO: On the topic of California’s water challenges and how to fix them, I had a great conversation on March 16, 2023 with Chadwick Hagan on his “Deep Dive” podcast. Please note! In my extemporaneous remarks I may have overestimated how much water they use for farm irrigation in the San Joaquin Valley. I think the more accurate estimate is around 15 million acre feet. I also overestimated how much irrigated farmland there is in the Imperial Valley, and in Arizona. The more accurate estimate is around 500,000 acres each. My apologies. Getting these big picture facts correct is essential if we are serious about solving water scarcity.

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