California Agricultural Water Use Ripe for Better Allocation Incentives - Obsolete California water system lets farmers grow hay in drought by Christopher Thornberg, San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016

El Niño has brought much-needed rain back to California, but this doesn’t mean we should stop talking about water policy as the state can quickly veer back into drier conditions. Dealing with the problem that lies at the heart of the water crisis now will help ensure the state is able to prosper through the toughest times, because the state has plenty of water — it just uses it in very wasteful ways.