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.
Edward Ring is a contributing editor and senior fellow with the California Policy Center, which he co-founded in 2013 and served as its first president. He is also a senior fellow with the Center for American Greatness, and a regular contributor to the California Globe. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Forbes, and other media outlets.
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