May 16, 2019
Key conflicts roil California’s ever-evolving waterscape
As 2018 was winding down, one of California’s leading newspapers suggested, via a front-page, banner-headlined article, that the drought that had plagued the state for much of this decade may be returning.
Just weeks later, that same newspaper was reporting that record-level midwinter storms were choking mountain passes with snow, rapidly filling reservoirs and causing serious local flooding.
Neither was incorrect at the time, but their juxtaposition underscores the unpredictable nature of California’s water supply.