California’s drought emergency

The drought has forced Schwarzenegger to take drastic action, writes Kath Shandling. His USD11.9 billion bond proposal will be ballotted in November.

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state- wide drought emergency earlier this month – the first since 1991. The move comes on the back of two straight years of below-average rainfall, low snowmelt run- off, and the largest court-ordered water transfer restriction in the country.

The California Department of Water Resources has been directed to facilitate appropriate...

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