California has enough water—that’s not the problem, says Terry Tamminen. So here’s how you solve the drought crisis.
There is no easy fix to a complex problem such as the water shortage in California. Some coastal cities are considering desalinization projects while others want to reduce environmental regulations that protect wetland ecosystems to harness all of the freshwater available. One of the issues is that most of California’s precipitation occurs during a very short time frame. Before the water crisis, these potential flood waters were diverted into concrete management canals but this article advocates to build more underground cisterns to capture excess rainfall before it flows to the ocean.
“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” ~Benjamin Franklin