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Law of Holes

Feb 11, 2020

The first law of holes is: stop digging:  Chris Schutes writes, “Water in California is overallocated and overappropriated. Too much is promised, too much is delivered, and not enough is left in rivers and in the ground. The result is ecosystem collapse, sinking land and dry wells, and dying communities in diverse parts of the state.  The Governor directed in April 2019 that three of his cabinet secretaries create a California Water Resilience Portfolio. He directed that they start with an inventory and assessment of California’s present and future water supplies and demands. But the Draft Portfolio that the state issued on January 6, 2020 makes no basic accounting of California’s structural and systemic water debt. The Portfolio with no water budget presents a limited, confusing inventory and no assessment. ... ”  Read more from the California Fisheries Blog here:  The first law of holes is: stop digging