California drought in the news
It seems that everywhere we turn, there is news of the historic drought currently gripping California. Could the current water shortage mark the end ofCalifornia’s booming growth? Or is it simply another obstacle to overcome – a “resource management issue,” as some put it. Others are looking at how California can encourage water-saving behavior changes – to reduce water use by 25% below 2013 levels – without rationing at the household level. And as the drought and below average snow pack this year signal tougher times ahead, farmers are drilling groundwater wells at a frantic pace. What will that mean for future of California’s aquifers? And perhaps the biggest question of them all – what lessons can Texans learn from California’s situation?