Here’s the thing: No matter how many “rights” farmers have to the water, no matter how much the country depends on crops from California, and no matter how many Californians work in agriculture…
…when the water is gone, it’s gone.
I am an extremely cynical person, and I think we’ll reach that point sooner than we imagine. We’ve been doing all the wrong things for decades and we aren’t serious yet about truly changing anything.
When the water is gone, it’s gone.