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California Grapples With Drought Emergency

California's drought emergency appears as bleak as drought conditions in Texas, with record-low flows in rivers and streams, reservoirs drying up and a mountain snowpack far below normal.

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California's drought emergency appears as bleak as drought conditions in Texas, with record-low flows in rivers and streams, reservoirs drying up and a mountain snowpack far below normal. An op-ed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle reviews the state's responses to previous droughts, noting the long-term cost of decisions that provided short-term relief, and suggests policies that will lead to a more sustainable water system.

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